I loved visiting Sankeien Gardens at any time of the year. I always took my visitors there. My favourite time was when the lakes were covered in lotus flowers. You can spend hours wandering through the gardens, participating in a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, observing (if you're lucky) a traditional wedding, climbing the hill to see the pagoda which was moved here from Kyoto or simply sitting on the lakes edge with all the local artists. One day I even enjoyed watching children trying to catch prawns, hiding under lotus flowers, with bamboo sticks, a piece of string and dried cuttlefish as bait. Japanese women wander around, shaded by umbrellas, chatting and sharing a meal in one of the small eating places. A great place to have a bowl of noodles with tempura vegetables and prawns.
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