Ozone and Tokugawa-en

Ozone (pronounced “Oh-zoh-nay”) is a stop on the Meijo Line, which is the circular subway line. We went there to see Tokugawa-en, a pretty garden.

Oz Mall 1

In Ozone, there is an area called “Oz Mall”. It is a small shopping district. They had these weird people sculptures there.


While walking to the garden, we passed a junior high school. There were many posters about the importance of being eco-friendly. This one was a funny comic about a guy yelling at the girl for turning her air conditioner up too high, and how much environmental damage can be caused by just turning your AC up 1 degree Celsius.

Tokugawa-en 1

After about a 1 kilometer walk, we arrived at our destination!


There were many koi at the garden.


A stone bridge in the garden.


A pretty wooden lantern.

Swimming koi

Pretty koi swimming away.

Big koi

Some of the koi were quite big. My hand is almost touching the koi in this picture.

Tokugawa-en's Lake

The lake at Tokugawa-en with the city in the background.

Bird lattice pathway

A bird flying over the lattice pathway.

Lattice path

A shot through the lattice pathway.


Moss and stones.

Bamboo pipe

These bamboo pipes, called shishi-odoshi, gradually fill with water, tilt down, empty the water, and then rise back up. When they come up, they hit the bamboo pole above them, making a noise that is intended to scare away deer and other animals.

Flower garden

A pretty lattice covered with wisteria in the flower garden.


Close-up of the flowers.

Inside the lattice

A shot of the flowers, taken from below.

Candycane flower

This flower reminded me of a candy cane.

Waterfall 1

The garden had a really beautiful waterfall.

Waterfall 2

Another angle of the waterfall.

Waterfall 3

A final shot of the waterfall.

After leaving the garden, we returned to the Oz Mall. There were many statues representing scenes from “The Wizard of Oz”.

Dorothy, Scarecrow, Toto, and Tin Man

Dorothy, Toto, and Scarecrow meet the Tin man.

Dorothy and the Witch

Dorothy faces the witch.

Dorothy and Monkeys

Dorothy flies away on a monkey.

Well, that is all for now! I hope you enjoyed seeing Ozone as much as we did!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Barb Lange
    Apr 22, 2013 @ 18:18:01

    Wow! Jen, what a beautiful place. That’s the first time I’ve seen Wisteria in a Japanese garder, really beautiful.


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