Thursday, October 15, 2009

Japan Short Notes #8

Day 10 - 25/09/09

After days of shopping and jostling with the crowds, we decided to go to a park for the day for some fresh air. We went to Sankeien Garden and had our bento lunch next to the river and spent the rest of the afternoon nuaing before hubby visits the Dr.

from left: Lovely painting by an old man in the park, our bento lunch and green tea, pretty lalang looking plant swaying in the breeze.

Yup, you've heard right. Hubby wasn't feeling well, cough could have either started from (i) climate change, (ii) too much BBQ food from the birthday party or (iii) bacteria infection from anyone in the various crowded shopping areas we've been. Anyway, I was worried that the cough may develop into something serious and since he informed me in the morning that he has green phlegm, alarm bells rang in my head we request cousin T to accompany him to see a Dr.

In Japan, they don't call clinics where they see a GP a clinic. Instead, they are all called hospitals, either a small hospital (where only 2 or 3 Drs- GP are) or a big hospital ( major hospital like SGH etc). Hubby bill adds up to 6100¥ SGD 91.50!!!!!

Small amount to pay from good health. Could be worse if his cough progresses. BUT! It would be awesome if insurance would pay- it's pending claims. (actually my heart hurts when I made the conversion from yen to SGD just now... *ouch)

Sankeien Garden

Sankeien GardenA Japanese style garden spreading over 175,000 square meters in Yokohama which was build by Sankei Hara, a silk trading business man. Boasts special features including historic buildings collected from Kyoto and the Kamakura areas. Various range of seasonal flowers arranged creates every seasonal landscape in this garden including cherry blossoms. Beautiful enough to invite people from every region of the country. The cherry blossoms are lit up in the evening (Mar/25-Apr/10.2005) .

  • Location :58-1 Hommoku Sannotani, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken
  • Number of the trees :approx.600
  • Time:The outer garden:9:00am-16:30, the inner garden Gasho zukuri houses: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Charge :The outer and innter garden:JPY300, Gasho zukuri houses:JPY100
  • Access :From JR Negishi line, Negishi station, at Bus Stop No. 1,take any one of the municipal buses labeled Route No. 58, 99, 101, 108 or 126. Get off at Honmoku (10 minutes'ride),and then walk to the Garden(7 minutes).
    Form the East exit of Yokohama station, at Bus stop No.2, take either municipal bus labeled Route No.8. Get off at Honmoku Sankeien Mae(35 min. ride) and then walk to the garden(5 min. walk).
  • More detail (Note: English version is in a PDF file) |
  • photo:Sankeien

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