Silvered by snow – Kenrokuen, Kanazawa.
There’s just something magically timeless about a traditional Japanese garden blanketed in heavy snow. With the new shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo commencing services this weekend, this garden will be just 2.5hrs from Toyko!
The far too brief dawn glow.
The main pond.
The tourist stampede begins.
A stylish tourist.
The famous rope supports that Kenrokuen is famous for.
A most famous view.
Another snowy lantern.
The path up to the lake.
Early bird tourists.
Snow on pine needles.
The fist plum blossoms.
Another variety of plum blossom.
Staff hurriedly clear the snow from a bridge.
Th frozen pond.
Workers clear snow from the old trees to prevent them breaking.
The famous stone latern and tea house of Kenrokuen.
Tea house on the pond.
A snow blasted lantern.