This past fall I took a visit to the Kyu Furukawa Gardens in Tokyo. My personal experience was that this place is kind of a secret gem of gardens in Tokyo. There are certainly many more famous and considerably more crowded gardens across the city. And normally if a garden isn’t particularly well known, it’s for good reason – perhaps the place isn’t well kept or something along those lines. But I found these gardens to be beautiful, well kept, and multifaceted. The star of the show however is this house. Simply known as the Western style house, it was designed by a British architect named Josiah Conder, who lived from 1852-1920. It’s a lovely looking home, and obviously the style stands out in Japan. Especially with the leaves beginning to pop all around with Autumn beginning, it’s a beautiful scene. Although, I will say it took me a while to get the shot I wanted. Though the garden isn’t crowded, this spot is along the main path and thus has just the right influx of visitors to obstruct the view. Patience can certainly be key in photography!
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
Shot Info: f/11 | multiple exposure (HDR) | ISO100 | 11mm