Traditional Japanese gardens are famous the
world over. These gardens highlight the beauty of
nature, avoiding artificial, man-made components
wherever possible. The first of these gardens began
to be built on the island of Honshu around 600 A.D.
Japanese gardens also capture aspects of the
traditional Shinto religion,
as well as Taoism and Buddhism. The gardens speak
of the unstoppable
march of time, natural aspects of the Japanese
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volcanic peaks, and often include replicas of the
We’ve selected some of the
best gardens in Japan
for the globe trotter and
The Katsura Imperial Villa, Kyoto
The Kokedera, or Moss Temple Garden
The Ryoan-ji Temple, Kyoto
Gardens surrounding the Adachi Museum of Art
Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, Tokyo
Rikugean Garden, Tokyo
The Shinjuku Gyoen, Tokyo
Japanese Tea House at the Shinjuku Gyoen Park
The Imperial Palace East Gardens, Tokyo
Ritsurin Koen in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture
Showa Kinen Koen (Showa Memorial Park)
Saika no Sato - Sasaki Farm at Hokkaido
Furano Lavender Flower-fields of Hokkaido
The Fujikawa International School of Bonsai, located in Ikeda City
The Byodo-In Temple of Hawaii
The famous Sakura in Tokyo.
The oldest Wisteria Tree of over 140 years in Japan
Kiso Sansen Park
Kenroku-en Garden at Kanazawa, Japan, is an old private garden.
Along with Kairaku-en and Kōraku-en, Kenroku-en is one of the
Three Great Gardens of Japan.
Kenroku-en Garden at Kanazawa, Ishikawa Japan
Koraku-en Garden at Okayama - one amongst the Three Great Japanese gardens.
Koraku-en Garden at
Kairaku-en Garden at Mito, Ibaraki, Japan and is part of the Three Great Gardens of Japan
Kairaku-en Garden at
The Katsura Imperial Villa Gardens, is a villa with associated gardens and outbuildings in the
western suburbs of Kyoto, Japan (in Nishikyō-ku, separate from the Kyoto Imperial Palace). It is one
of Japan's most important large-scale cultural treasures.
The Katsura Imperial Villa
Saihō-ji is a Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple located in Matsuo, Nishikyō Ward, Kyoto, Japan. It’s garden the Kokedera,
or Moss Temple Garden is the most beautiful Japanese garden to visit. (It is called as the moss temple). Entrance is
only granted through written application and permission.
The Kokedera, or Moss Temple
The Ryoan-ji Temple with it’s Golden Pavilion, Kyoto
The Ryoan-ji Temple’s pebbles and stone laid meditation area.
Adachi Museum of Art is an art museum located in Yasugi city, Shimane prefecture. It was founded in 1970 by Zenko Adachi
who was passionate about Japanese art and gardens. There are several gardens around the museum. The main garden is the
Dry Landscape Garden, but we can also find the Moss Garden, the Tea Garden, the Pond Garden, which is the oldest garden on
the grounds, and the White Gravel and Pine garden, a tribute to works of Yokoyama Taikan.
Gardens surrounding the Adachi
Museum of Art
A wonderful Japanese Nature Garden for ideal relaxing of the mind.
Koishikawa-Kōrakuen is a seventeenth-century garden in
Koishikawa, Bunkyō, Tokyo. It incorporates elements of both
Chinese and Japanese tastes of garden design.
The Shinjuku Gyoen
Japanese Tea House at the Shinjuku
The Imperial Palace East
Showa Kinen Koen (Showa Memorial
Park) of Tokyo
Saika no Sato - Sasaki Sunflower farm at Hokkaido
Furano Lavender Flowerfields of Hokkaido. This is one place you must
visit! This is where lavender has been produced since 1958. It is
currently a traditional lavender field.
The Fujikawa International School of Bonsai.
Located in Ikeda City (Osaka), Japan with it’s
display of miniature potted trees.
The Byodo-In Temple of Hawaii. Commemorated to the first migration of
Japanese to Hawaii
A japanese Garden with Cherry Blossom Trees lining
The best places to view fuji flowers (wisteria) is the Ashikaga Flower Park in Ashikaga City, Tochigi
Prefecture. Ashikaga Flower Park features lots of blue, white and pink fuji as well as yellow laburnum
(Japanese: kingusari) that look like yellow colored fuji.
This 148 year old Wisteria Tree, located in Ashikaga Flower Park, Tochigi in Japan, though
not the largest in the world, it still comes in at an impressive 1,990 square meters (or half
an acre) and dates back to around 1870.
Autumn in Hokkaido (North Japan) with lined Maple Trees at Hiraoka Jugei Center
Hitachi Seaside Park covering an area of 190 hectares, features blooming flowers around the year. It
has become known for its baby blue-eyes flowers, with the blooming of 4.5 million of the translucentpetaled blue flowers in the spring drawing tourists. In addition to the annual "Nemophila Harmony", the
park features a million daffodils, 170 varieties of tulips, and many other flowers.
Nemophila flower field at Hitachi Seaside Park
After Sakura season is over, the Shibazakura (Moss Pink or Phlox Subulata) season reaches its
peak. This is Hitsujiyama Park, one of the most popular Shibazakura viewing spots in Japan. For
people who likes flowers, this place is a must see place.
There is a tulip park in Tonami in Toyama Prefecture, as well as a nationally recognized
tulip festival that is held every year. There is a windmill transferred by the Netherlands,
inscribed "DE VRIENDSCHAP" (friendship). The Tonami tulip festival has over 600
different kinds of tulips, and more than 2.5 million tulips in recent years.
Takinoue Park, located in Okhotsk Sub-prefecture, Hokkaido is famous for Shibazakura
or Pink Moss. The 10,000 m² park attracts thousands of visitors every year between May
and June when the flowers are in full bloom.
Kiso Sansen Park located in Kaizu City, Gifu Prefecture, is
the largest government park in Japan and is home to
Japan's famous Tulip Festival.
The famous Wisteria Tunnel of Kawachi Fuji Garden in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture,
Hope you liked these gardens from the best natural
garden makers of the world - "The Japanese“.
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