Yashiro Japanese Garden

Sunday, May 10, 2009

In downtown Olympia, tucked in between the police station and a gas station is a little slice of relaxation. The Yashiro Japanese Garden. It took seven years of planning and work before it was dedicated in May of 1990. It symbolizes a joint effort between the sister cities of Olympia Washington and Yashiro Japan. A path takes you through a variety of specifically placed plants, a pond complete with waterfall and koi and a picnic area. It definitely is an oasis in the city.


  1. gogouci Says:

    What a treat to have in the middle of the city's hub. Great picture. Sure does capture the traditional nuances of a Japanese garden.

  2. What a location! Police and petrol. It looks like a quiet place indeed. Love the rhododendron and your composition. Enlarged, the photo is great.

  3. Hilda Says:

    It looks and sounds wonderful!

  4. B Squared Says:

    Sounds lovely. Wish there was more urban planning like this.

  5. Lois Says:

    How pretty!

  6. Thank you. I may post another shot from that location later.

  7. Lynette Says:

    Oasis in the city, what a wonderful thought, what a wonderful place to have there for everyone. Great photo!

  8. Muza-chan Says:

    Beautiful photo, I love the stone lantern.
    I'm looking forward for other photos with this garden.

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