Japanese Garden Teahouse at Hermann Park in Houston

During my recent visit to family I was able to make a stop at the Japanese Garden at Hermann Park in Houston, Texas (Thank you, Sis).  I visited this park as a child, but I don’t really remember it.  Perhaps if we’d gone to the zoo (most often visited) I would have recalled something.  Even so, despite my poor memory and the drought conditions, I enjoyed our visit.  Yes, it was hot that day too.  Please enjoy the photos.

The greeting written on these stones is in the calligraphy of the 1990 Prime Minister of Japan, Kaifu Toshiki.

Here are pictures of the teahouse.  The interior wasn’t open to the public, but the outside was lovely.

I wish we’d had more time, just to sit and enjoy.  However just getting there (stalled at least an hour by a 5-6 car accident), the extreme heat and the fatigue from the all-day Texas Renaissance Festival visit the day before left us with just enough energy for pictures and the long walk back to our parking place (at least a mile).  It was definitely worth every sweaty drop.  What interesting place have you visited lately?

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18 Responses to Japanese Garden Teahouse at Hermann Park in Houston

  1. thomas peck says:

    I love a Japanese garden. The control and order gives such a sense of peacefulness. Gardening and meditation go so well together!

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Very true, Thomas. I would love to go back. I am hoping to visit the garden in the Dallas area before I graduate. Thank you for visiting. May all your pictures be more than what you hoped.

  2. Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing could almost fool you into thinking it wasn’t so hot 🙂

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Welcome to my place. Those pictures were from a few years ago, but it is just as hot this summer, perhaps worse. Glad you enjoyed the photos and thanks for commenting. 🙂

  3. mareymercy says:

    Such an old post but I just found it. I live in Houston and have never been here…!

    • Yousei Hime says:

      You’ll have to go sometime. When I was young, my parents took us to the zoo and other events at Hermann Park. Looks like the Centennial celebration is coming up next year. If you do visit, take picture and post about it. 😀

  4. Wow! This place looks lovely and serene. I will have to put it on my growing lists of places and things I would like to visit. Thank you so much for sharing a piece of your childhood memory, and for continuing to support our blog through your positive comments and ‘Likes.’ ~ Ayanna Nahmias

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  6. sandy says:

    So pretty. The stones are my favorite thing.

  7. Thanks for sharing! Really does look like you stepped out of Texas and into Japan

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Jacqueline, I really wish we’d had more time and energy for a leisurely visit. The designer was from Japan. I’ll include that information in the post as soon as I track down the paper.

  8. slpmartin says:

    How lovely..but are you sure you were in Texas? 😉

    • Yousei Hime says:

      😀 Quite sure. With that heat beating down (after coming from 70 and cooler days) there was no mistaking it … not to mention all the people with Texas twangs in their voices. I hated the heat but loved being there. Thanks so much for stopping in and teasing me. 😉

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