have visited many times, as easy day trips from Tokyo – about 50min by JR commuter trains.
It happened there was a Peony show in its garden. The peonies were huge, in varying colours and were carefully protected from wind and frost. There was a small section named as “Lake-stone” garden. The stones were retrieved from the bottom of Lake Tai in China and constructed with the help of Suzhou Forestry Bureau.
visited Tsuruoka Hachimangu when the 1000-year giant Ginkgo tree was still around, and the Daibutsu.