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Beautiful carps are waiting, too. Tour report on May 14, 2024 at East Garden of the Imperial Palace

Beautiful carps are waiting, too. Tour report on May 14, 2024 at East Garden of the Imperial Palace

Thank you for joining our tour at the East Garden of the Imperial Palace on May 14, 2024. We welcomed 15 guests from Canada, Poland, Spain, USA, Germany and Singapore We hope everybody enjoyed the tour and conversation with us and other guests. Courtesy of our guests, we can post the photos of today’s tour which might interest you to join next time.

Group A
Group A
Group B
Group C

On previous day, we had a heavy rain in Tokyo. Today, someone had a strong luck to attract a very fine weather. The period before the rainy season is the best time to travel in Japan, and the guests could realize it. Although not so many flowers aren’t seen at this time, we can enjoy the beautiful scenery in the vivid green. The contrast between the green and the blue sky is marvelous from the top of the foundation of “Tenshu”, the main tower of Edo castle.

The view from “Tenshu” foundation

In Ninomaru Garden area, you can see the colorful carps in the pond. They are the cross breed of Japanese carp and Indonesian carp. The former Emperor Akihito came up with the idea of the cross breed when he visited Indonesia about 60 years ago and saw Indonesian carps. In the mid 80’s, a Japanese institute succeeded to breed the new carp. Since then, the special carps became the residents in the East Garden.

Once again, thank you so much for your participation in our tour. We always make efforts to improve our tours and highly appreciate your feedback on our TripAdvisor/Facebook etc. Your comments motivate us to continue our volunteer activities. Please tell your family and friends about how you enjoyed our tour. Next time you’re in Tokyo, please join another one of our tours in Asakusa, Meiji Shrine/Harajuku or Ueno Park. We’d love to see you again!

For more information about our tour, please visit our web site at https://tfwt.jp/top/east-gardens-of-the-imperial-palace/, https://www.facebook.com/TokyoFWT or Tokyo Free Walking Tour at https://www.tripadvisor.jp/.

(Posted by MG)