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The water for the pond is drawn from the bay. This pond is the only remaining seawater pond within Tokyo. With the rise and fall of the tide, the sluice gate opens and shuts to regulate the water level. There are many different types of ocean water fish in the pond, including black mullet, sea bass, gobies and eels.



This is one name for the shore of the pond. The site is rich in good views of the different highlights of the garden. On the left is Horaijima. On the opposite side, the shore of the pond called Fukiage-hama is visible.


These two garden hills are located on Naka-no-shima, an island in the pond. In former times, vernacular terms for "man" and "woman" were "se" and "imo" and the two hills are reminiscent of Izanagi and Izanami of Japan's ancient origin myth.


This teahouse was built using the wood of old trees during the Meiji Period. It managed to survive the war and at the present time is still a site of great attraction because of its rare and beautiful form that can be seen at its best when maples turn red in the fall.


Ancient people referred to spiders as "sasakani." The path is very narrow and therefore likened to a strand of a spider's nest.


The Teahouse for Watching The Dragon is next to an arbor on a stream that runs through a gorge. The water falls down through the rocks, sending off a spray. From the arbor, there are good views of the Sleeping Dragon Rock and other scenes and one can hear the sound of the water.


This is a small island in the pond made of stones, created based on a form of mysticism aimed at attaining supernatural power.


This stone bridge was named after a famous Waka poem about the view of the moon moving across the sky with the cry of a crane in a rice paddy heard nearby. The bridge is using two large slabs of stone.

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