Sunday 24 January 2016


Mihama-en is a traditional Japanese garden situated right in the busy business district of Kaihin-Makuhari and was created when the whole area was developed in the 90s.

the entrance next to skyscrapers

the map

a stream

A pair of White Wagtails (Hakusekireiハクセキレイ) were foraging on the short grass.

the entrance gate of the tea room - Shourai-tei (松籟亭)
(松: pine trees, 籟: a sound when wind touches something, 亭: a hut)

Today's wagashi (a traditional confectionary) - ume (梅Japanese plum)

inside the gate to the tea room

a toro (灯篭a stone lantern) inside the gate

a gazebo

a sliding door by the tea room

the lake and the tea room

and skyscrapers...


a wooden bridge (you can cross it to the island)

a gazebo overlooking the lake and the tea room

Spotbill ducks (Karugamoカルガモ) & hybrid of spotbills and mallards

a close shot of a Spotbill Duck

beautifully coloured speculum

Hmm... What are you doing up there, I wonder.

looking rather guilty... What are you up to?

Where are you going?!

a waterfall


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