Beautiful cherry blossom trees line this picturesque walk that takes you along a small stream for at
least a mile. On either side are houses and some small eating establishments and specialist shops. The walk itself is just stunning and there are many places to sit and contemplate the natural beauty or do some 'people watching' as it is often crowded with families and couples. One of the most memorable surprises for us was discovering The Child's Mind Sculpture Gallery. Housing the most wonderful and joyous wood carvings from artist Seiichi Omachi it became one of the highlights of our trip. Describing his work couldn't do justice to the sheer joy and pleasure of browsing his small gallery with these unique hand-carved images of children from aeromatic cedar wood. We couldn't take our eyes off the most delightful small 'child Buddha' which sat on a shelf. The artists wife called her husband to ask him what he called it and she came off the call and said "Joy". That really sums up this surprising gallery and I'm sure most people doing this walk would miss the store. It sits on the other side of the stream where fewer people walk so keep an eye out for it or try and ask your concierge to locate it for you before you get to the area.