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Friday, November 18, 2011

Ninomaru Garden Nagoya Castle

二之丸庭園

The lovely Ninomaru Garden in the grounds of Nagoya Castle in Nagoya, central Japan, is a traditional Japanese garden.

Ninomaru Garden Nagoya

The Ninomaru Garden was laid out between 1615-1623 along with the Ninomaru Palace. The garden was transformed into a strolling garden with grass lawns and dry stone gardens in the early 18th century.

Ninomaru Garden Nagoya Castle

The East Ninomaru Garden has more expanse of lawn and was rebuilt after the end of World War II from an old illustration. The reconstruction of East Ninomaru Garden contains two ponds, a tea arbor and a stone drain all based on the originals.

Ninomaru Garden Nagoya Castle
Ninomaru Teahouse
The Ninomaru Teahouse, within Ninomaru Garden, is a modern addition, and serves green tea and confectionary (see image above).


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