We started our day at the Kanman-ga-Fuchi Abyss, where there were many Jizo statues (protectors of travellers and children).
Next it was a peaceful visit to the botanical gardens, where some cherry blossoms were still blooming.
We then spent some time viewing the Imperial gardens and (former) summer home of the Emporer. This amazing weeping cherry tree is around 400 years old.
Our walk then took us to the Stone torii gate, constructed in 1696. It is believed you can test your luck by trying to toss a pebble through the stone circle at the top of the gate. We felt lucky enough just being there!