Yūsuichi Pond was one of the first areas of the garden created when Aritomo Yamagata started construction. Here, you can enjoy a unique scene in Tokyo-- an overcast layer of ​​clouds as if you were deep in a mountain valley. Normally, this “sea of ​​clouds” is a phenomenon that only occurs from stratus clouds or mist, but the nature in the Chinzanso garden fused with modern technology in just the right way, resulting in this layer of mist in the middle of the city. They call this phenomenon "Tokyo Unkai," and the magnificent scene will completely envelop you and make you forget about everyday life.

Depending on the season, you might enjoy such melodies as:
Chirp chirp, chirp chirp...
Eee, eee…
Buzz buzz, buzz buzz...

Pine crickets, bell crickets and katydids; crickets, and grasshoppers, just to name a few. Japanese people enjoy all kinds of insects, not just fireflies. From the end of summer to the beginning of autumn, there’s a custom called “Mushikiki,” listening to the sounds of insects.”. Originally, mushikiki used to be an activity reserved for the noblemen of Kyoto, but it spread to the common people during the Edo period. There are other ways of enjoying the summer insects, such as catching a few and comparing their melodies and reciting insect-themed poems.

Listen to the sounds of insects and feel the mysterious power of nature amidst the sight of a thousand glittering lights.

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