TOUR REPORT ON FEB 16, 2019(THE EAST GARDEN OF THE IMPERIAL PALACE)
- East Gardens of the Imperial Palace
Thank you for joining our tour to the East garden of the Imperial Palace on Feb. 16th. We welcomed 15 guests from Australia, USA, UK, Argentina and Spain. Weather condition was almost perfect for the tour. It was fine, no wind and sunshine was warm. Some guests took off their coats during the tour. At the street between the Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace we found two couples wearing wedding dress for taking photos. I’m sure that good weather condition bring them out to the scenic photo spot. We could feel that spring is just round the corner.
East garden flowers also noticed us that spring is just knocking the door. Some early flowering cherry trees are just beginning to come out. Many Japanese apricot flowers are soon in full bloom and also the scent of them attract us when passing by.
All guests are divided into four groups and some guides accompany them. I hope during 2 and half hours tour close communication between us contribute to deeper understanding of Japanese culture, history and also modern Japan.
Our guides had surprising reunion with guests of our Meiji Shrine tour 2weeks ago by chance at entrance of the garden. Thank you for joining our tour again!
Tokyo Free Walking Tour operates three courses guide regularly, the East Garden of the Imperial Palace, the Meiji Shrine and Asakusa. Three areas have different history and attractiveness of Japan. From this month TFWT started Ueno Park tour. Next Ueno Park tour is scheduled for Mar. 21. Ueno Park is one of the famous place for cherry blossoms. And the end of March is the best time to look at the cherry blossoms. Please don’t miss this opportunity!