Shinjuku-gyoen

It was the heaviest snowfall in 45 years on Saturday so on Sunday I went to check out the Japanese garden in Shinjuku Park (along with all the other old guys with huge cameras!). After all the snow it was a beautifully warm day with clear blue skies:

The park itself is huge, with Japanese, French and English gardens:

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Some kind of blossoms near the entrance:

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The Japanese garden:

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Snowman, called 雪だるま(yukidaruma) in Japan after their resemblance to Daruma dolls:

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Getting away from it all:

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Looking out towards Aoyama:

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