This beautiful place is about a 15 minute walk from my apartment. There is an entrance fee of 300 yen, but I would have paid more! I highly recommend visiting Ryugeji! It was established in 1670 by Priest Nisshin, a nephew of Oman, a concubine of Tokugawa-Ieyasu.
This small museum has many old things on display, but not being able to read Japanese, I can't tell what they are.
The 1,100 year old cycad and the 300 year old cactus are national treaures.
I wandered around the paths and enjoyed seeing the gardens, the buildings, and the view.
There is a literary monument of Chogyu Takayama. The inscription on the grave is from one of his writings: "Obviously we should transcend the present".