This serene Japanese garden is a wonderful refuge from the frenzied world, a truly surprising sanctuary set amid 4 acres of deep woodland. Step through the gate and you'll be awash in yamazato -- the transcendent feeling of a remote mountain hideout. Follow the trail, a symbolic path to enlightenment that takes you past a lake garden, 40-foot tall Chinese bamboo, ferns, and moss, as well as the shrubs and rocks that are essential to imperial garden design. The garden is the dream child of Ambassador Humes, who was inspired by a 1960 visit to Kyoto, Japan. Make a reservation for a guided tour, which includes a tea ceremony, held just a couple of Saturdays per month.