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September 15th 2014
Published: October 20th 2014
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While waiting for the advanced ticket office to open at Ryōgoku Kokugikan , I just happened to notice the Yasuda Garden next to it, but had no idea what Zen like moments actually waited for me inside. It wasn't a huge place, but this was yet another data point of the Japanese love of nature. There were a few park benches around the edge of the pond, which I found to be generally true of parks in Japan, but good luck finding somewhere to sit in public that isn't in a restaurant anywhere else. It is free to visit the park for as long as you like, and the pond is home to numerous Koi fish as well as some turtles. The truth is, I found Koi in about every last ornamental pond or moat that I stumbled across throughout Japan.

I should also note that this garden is now known as Kyu-Yasuda Garden or Kyu-Yasuda Teien

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There were many of these in the pond, but most were dark grey in color


And more places to sit!

There were several of these in the pond, and sunning themselves in many places

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As the French would say, "Mise en place"

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