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Okuma Garden or Okuma Teien is on the campus of Waseda University. The domain was once owned by Shigenobu Okuma, the founder of Waseda. Okuma re-designed the garden adding a vast lawn, babbling brooks, seasonal plants, stone lanterns, artificial hills and a pond. He also famously grew melons in a hothouse - the first time this was done in Japan. Okuma donated the garden and land to Waseda after his death. Sadly this garden was seriously damaged during WWII though in recent years it has been almost fully restored. Its primary purpose is for rest and recreation for students at Waseda University though it is open to the public, free of charge.
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Okuma Garden or Okuma Teien is on the campus of Waseda University. The domain was once owned by Shigenobu Okuma, the founder of Waseda.  Okuma re-designed the garden adding a vast lawn, babbling brooks, seasonal plants, stone lanterns, artificial hills and a pond.  He also famously grew melons in a hothouse - the first time this was done in Japan.  Okuma donated the garden and land to Waseda after his death.  Sadly this garden was seriously damaged during WWII though in recent years it has been almost fully restored.  Its primary purpose is for rest and recreation for students at Waseda University though it is open to the public, free of charge.