Japon Bahçesi

  • April 26th, 2012

    One of these days I will be lucky enough to visit Japan during cherry blossom season. Until then, however, I’m lucky enough to have discovered this wonderful little gift from the city of Shimonoseki, Japan to Istanbul. Since 1972 the cities have been sister cities because of their similar landscapes and straits. This park was built about 10 years ago to commemorate the friendship in Baltalimani, not far from the Sakip Sabanci Hospital.

    The three weeks I spent in Japan a few years ago were nothing less than incredible. Since then, I have a radar for anything reminiscent of Japan. This is the perfect place to take a book or a loved one (or both) and a flask of green tea, and relax and spend a few hours. Don’t know what it’s like on weekends but it is very quiet weekdays. It’s especially nice if you’re a parent because the grass is clean and with the exception of the pond there are limited dangers for the small ones. Sof and I made blossom boats to float on the pond.

    Thank you, Shimonoseki.

2 Comments

  • Neslihan 04.26.2012  

    Thanks for reminding us of this colorful and serene place.

  • Hey author;)
    I just started hanging out in your blog. So far, I love it! Those cherry blossoms, my God…I also love the design and the content. I guess I’ll be enjoying it from now on. See u guys soon.
    xoxo

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