The 400 year old garden at New Otani Hotel were part of a family residence that used to be on the site. The buildings were removed to build the over 1,000 room hotel, but the tranquil garden is still there.
Tokyo has many gardens, both large and small. The natural beauty is a welcome relief from the surrounding city. The gardens are beautiful and also innovative in using limited space in the most efficient way.
As in many of my Picasa fixes, I used a whole series of adjustments in mostly small amounts. This photo has 14 different effects plus a museum matte frame. The most visible fixes are glow, Orton-ish, comic book, vignette and graduated tint.