Hakuryuen is a private garden and not open to the public. Every time William went back to Kyoto, this was the frist place he would visit not only to take the pictures but to spend the time quietly as if to become one with the garden. It is one of the most calming place we knew, and it gave the feeling full of tranquility enabling us to reflect and contemplate about life in general. During the last trip, I found him often just sitting quietly, taking into his soul everything he could see and feel. Looking out from this rest area, one can see the constantly changing nature. I know that William felt happiest when he was there.