Nowadays, the beautiful Happō-en gardens serve mainly as a backdrop for traditional Japanese wedding parties and banquets. There is a restaurant overlooking the Japanese garden and a tea house where visitors can get a bowl of green tea and Japanese sweets.
The Japanese garden has been built in the early 17th century in the old Edo's gentle hills, and a natural stream runs through it. In the early 1915, the industrialist Fusanosuke Kuhara (久原 房之助) remodeled the garden and built most of today's buildings.
Most of the bonsai trees in the garden are over 100 years old, one of them is 520 years old. The Suichin (水停) is a waterside resting arbor that seems to float above the pond.
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