Excellent library (10am - 4pm - closed on holidays)
The botanical gardens include two Japanese-style sub-gardens. Takamine Garden highlights the Anelli Pond as well as stone lanterns, Japanese maples, sedge and water iris.
The second garden is the Moon-Viewing Garden and Waterfall Garden. Water flows in a small stream from the Waterfall Garden to the pond at the Moon-Viewing Garden, which was a 1993 gift from the local chapter of Ikebana International. Japanese cherry trees bloom in late January or early February.
When the floating bridge
Of the dream of a spring night
Was snapped, I awoke:
In the sky a bank of clouds
Was drawing away from the peak.
Fujiwara no Teika (1162-1241) Shinkokin Wakashû trans. by Donald Keene