So which is the popular garden for tourists in Tokyo? Apparently Rikugien is very popular as are others like Hamarikyu Gardens. Its a quite old garden built around The Japanese characters 六義園 in a word to word literal translation means six poems garden.
"Plains deceive you; they cause you to think that life is easy! Mountains never deceive you; they teach you the realities! Go to the mountains! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan words of wisdom, aphorisms, wise sayings, quotations) photo: Mount Fuji, Japan in fall.
For a cultural immersion most travelers to Japan head to Kyoto, the cultural capital of the country. Understandably so, but Tokyo has many hidden gems and one in my neighborhood Tomioka Hachiman Shrine at Monzen nakacho is one of them.