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Bunkyo-ku - Rikugien Takimi-no-chaya Teahouse / 東京都文京区 六義園 滝見の茶屋
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Annual trip to Tokyo, August 2012. Takimi-no-chaya at Rikugien in Bunkyo Ward.


Visited a number of teiens (Japanese gardens) in this year’s Tokyo trip and Rikugien was one of them. I was running late and got in close to the garden’s closing time. Takimi-no-chaya means Takimi Teahouse but you will not get tea here – just a nice scenery and a resting spot. Ironically, stopping to rest was the one thing I could not do – closing time was approaching fast, the garden’s loudspeakers were already starting to blast the ubiquitous Yuuyake-Koyake tune (song associated with the start of an evening - at least for kids) which serves as a gentle reminder for visitors to scoot off, and I still needed to run around like a headless chicken to look at various other parts of the garden so I could consider it been-there-done-that. Not the best way for visiting a teien I know – a re-visit might be warranted in a future trip, this time with plenty of time to look around.

More info on Rikugien here.

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