Sunday, July 24, 2016

Ryugeji

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".


The small pond is gorgeous.





6 comments:

  1. It looks so peaceful and tranquil :)
    And WOW!!! 1,100 years old!!! Imagine the stories that cycad would be able to tell....if it could talk!

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  2. Hi Pamela ,wow what a beautiful place,awesome pics,thankyou for sharing xx

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  3. You see so much when you look! All the details that you notice and document with your camera. The lotus flowers are gorgeous, and you are lucky to have seen them. In many areas in Japan they lotus flowers have been damaged by a foreign kind of turtle. They say there is an estimated 8000000 of them in Japan. Some people have kept them as pets and when gotten tired of them left them in a pond, where they breed like wildfire and destroy the eco system... Many areas have lost their tourists because of the lack of flowers.

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  4. Lovely. There is one thing I notice about your chronicles of visiting places in Japan. They maintain their buildings built hundreds of years ago. Here in the US developers seem eager to tear down and build a bigger, better and newer building.
    xx, Carol

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