Tuesday 19 February 2019

Rinnouji garden

This morning we went for a run and from a viewpoint we saw what looked like a giant bhudda across the city. I had already highlighted a garden to visit in that area so we set off to see it.
Once we got there it was quickly obvious that there was no big bhudda, but there was a beautiful and ancient Japanese garden.
It has been there since 1602, although it was badly damaged in a huge earthquake in 2011. It made headlines worldwide due to the sunami that wrecked the nearby Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Anyway  it is all looking great again now and the meditation hall that collapsed has been rebuilt.
We were the only two visitors during the whole of our stay, apart from a black and white cat and a large stork.

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