I found out that as students, we have free access to the museums and gardens on campus. The Botanical Gardens seemed too far away being on the other side of campus, so I looked up the Nitobe Memorial Gardens and discovered that they were a short walk away.
What a beautiful oasis! And no one was there. There were maybe 3 or 4 people I saw during my whole visit. I walked into this gorgeous Japanese style garden and the sun was filtered through the trees.