By Deb Flomberg
The Japanese Garden is one of the most stunningly beautiful spots in all of Southern California, and it is the perfect place to reconnect with your loved one for a truly romantic date. It is a six acre, authentic Japanese garden designed after the traditional stroll gardens of the 18th and 19th centuries. You’ll find a dry karesansui, a wet garden with a promenade and an authentic tea ceremony garden, perfect for you to get back to nature, relax and reconnect with your special someone.
There are a number of different ways to enjoy the garden, starting with a docent-led walking tour. These special tours are available by appointment only, but include over an hour of information about the garden and the water reclamation process within. You can also enjoy a self-guided tour and take your time strolling through the many different areas of the garden. You’ll find many secluded spots with traditional Zen Buddhist styles.
If you get the opportunity to tour the garden on a special event or a holiday, be sure to take advantage of the Tea Garden and Tea House. This traditional Japanese Tea House is really something special to enjoy. You enter the house by crawling through a small opening called the nijiriguchi, which, as they explain, is done in order to show a proper degree of humility. Be sure to stop by the gift shop for a beautiful selection of ceramics, books, dolls, teas, and more. You’ll find a lot of great items for yourself or to give as gifts.
For a special romantic day like this, you’ll want to pick your special date up in style. Arrive in the C63 AMG Coupe from Mercedes-Benz of Encino, and you’ll enjoy a comfortable and luxurious ride to your romantic destination. A truly romantic day starts the minute you leave home, so be sure to start in style with the Mercedes-Benz.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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