Kobayashi-En Japanese Garden (Aix-les-Bains)

Kobayashi-en is a small Japanese garden located inside the Parc du Casino in Aix-les-Bains. It was designed in 1998 by Seiji Imanaka and Sadao Yasumoro.

Above, entrance of Parc du Casino, coming from the train station.

Above, the garden.

Above, toro lantern.

Above, the pebbles represent the Lac du Bourget nearby.

Above, some snow.

Above, in the Spring.

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Ramen at Yatta ! Ramen in Annecy-le-Vieux

Chicken Ramen (Ramen Volaille), with shoyu soup. Pretty good.

Above, this is Yatta ! Ramen’s second shop in the Annecy area. Their first one is a bit far away from where I live but this new restaurant opened a few months ago in Annecy-le-Vieux and is right next door to me.

One of their interesting features is a monthly ramen special (called kaizen). I have been there a few times to try the new ramen.

Below, shio ramen in December.

Below, miso ramen in February.

Below, shio ramen in April, with duck. This one was really good.

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