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Great Photos! I feel that I really should go there… Only if I could spare time ^_^
Very nice pics! The hotel seems interesting: it looks nice with the big windows on the ground floor, but grey and dull on the upper floors. Loved the pic of the curved road and the gardens.
I think this hotel is quite old, but they recently renovated the lower coffee shop and lobby area.
yes, a nice japanese Dragon.
how do I know is japanese? only 3 claws.. chinese one have 4 or 5 for the imperial dragon.. korean dragon heve 4.. some times 3, if influence by Japan..
thanks. that is a great tip. I didn’t know that 🙂
There are Chinese oriental dragons with 3 claws. A dragon with 5 claw is a symbol of the Emperor of China; dragons with 4 claws are symbols for Zhuhou (hereditary nobles); and dragons with 3 claws are symbols of Daifu who are high ranking officials (commoners). 🙂
wow! Glad I didn’t try to guess what type is was. Very detailed. Thank you so much for the info. I will take a closer look next time I see a dragon in a garden 🙂
By seeing pics of these , it makes me feel more relaxed and peaceful .
I personally would like to go there and feel the harmony , nature and peacefulness of the Garden with its Ornaments and buildings .
Sometimes , You just have to appreciate nature’s beauty .
I really Love those Traditional Japanese houses .
Missing something? Looks like a some kind of hook.
Perhaps a fastener for one of these? http://www.flickr.com/photos/kalleboo/2448871654/
well spotted. could be 🙂
RT @tweetmeme Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa Gardens, Japan Photo-Post http://bit.ly/aKW3w1 A peaceful and harmonious setting. I would really love that dragon statue for my office.Seeing I collect all types of dragon statues. And thanks to that tip from santa on telling what kind of dragon that is, I didn’t know that either. Ilike those kind of settings, a bit of the old mixed in with the new. Another great photo shoot, by the 1 and only Shibuya246. 🙂
Thanks for tip on what type of dragon this is.
This reminds me of the song by Simon and Garfunkle: The Long and Winding Road.
Thanks for the stroll. It was a very peaceful way to start the day. I love the contrast between the simple and the ornate and contrived; everything goes so harmoniously together. The garden appears to hold its own against the surrounding buildings.
This is a beautiful garden. I remember the Hotel New Otani has one very similar to this. A real contrast to the often boring building which is the hotel itself.
Beautiful photos. ^^
Gorgeous photos of the Japanese garden. It seems like a tranquil spot to meditate, did the noise of the city disrupt your picture taking?
These pics are beautiful! You always take great pictures! One thing about the ‘lion’ it’s actually a Chinese dog. We have two of those just like that at my school outside the library and everyone always thinks they are lions but they’re really dogs 😀
wonderful. A dog? I never would have guessed. Thanks. I automatically thought of something on guard like that as a lion 🙂
Stunning, stunning photos….love the colour and composition!
Beautiful photos. I’d love to go there just for the sake of seeing it.!
Excellent pictures; as you say so tranquill considering how close it is to the hustle and bustle of city life. Are the gardens free to roam around or do you need to be a paying guest?
Open to public, but I doubt non-guests would have known about the garden.
I stayed at one of the hotels in this complex, the Prince Sakura Tower. The garden was really nice and calm. It felt separated from the rest of the city. Hard to imagine that the train station was only like 5 mins away, yet it was peaceful here.
Btw, love your site and photos. Got to see a lot of stuff you saw. Got hundreds of photos of the surrounding sites. Hope to find more cool places during my long-term stay in Japan.