In between the Kakegawa Castle and the Palace (二の丸御殿) is the Tea Room (二の丸茶室), it was a nice surprise to have a chance to try the green tea produced right at Kakegawa prepared by the tea master!
Nearly forgot to post about the Green House at Kamo Iris Garden. This is a green house that has a traditional Japanese building appearance but has transparent roofs to let light through. It is quite something to see as there are so many plants inside.
After spending a night at Kakegawa, we were heading out to out next destination – Osaka. But not before we explored a little bit more of Kakegawa and it’s castle. Here are some photos around the city of Kakegawa.
Our friends at Kakegawa took us to an Iris garden and it is a great experience visiting a traditional Japanese villa that has a sunroom for the flowers when they are not in season. Iris are not blooming in this season but we did get to see a lot of them in the sunroom. But before I show you the sunroom, I would like to show you the villa.
Haranoya Station (原谷駅) is an old train station that is both an operating station as well as a tourist attraction in Kakegawa. It is fascinating to see an old train station as this is something definitely difficult to find around Tokyo area. It is like visiting a scene in an anime!