Japan’s Famous Japanese Gardens

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Thanks for reading my Japanese gardens blog.

In my manual I set out in a very easy to understand format the interesting history of Japanese gardens, and here’s a taster of some of Japan’s finest examples of what I think is a ‘ historical artform’…The Japanese Garden.

Kyoto is a Japanese city that has perhaps the greatest concentration of Japanese gardens. Here are the ones to visit or read up about:

Kyoto Imperial Palace- this was home to the Japanese emperor until 1868

Nijo Castle- the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa shogun

Nanzenji- A Zen temple with a beautiful serene stone garden

Ryoanji- Japans most famous Zen temple with a stunning rock garden

Daitokuji- a large complex of Zen temples

Katsura villa- a villa with a Japanese garden

Tenryuji- This is a temple in the Arashiyama area of Kyoto

Daigoji- This famous temple is in the south-east of Kyoto

Byodoin- A fine example of a land garden from the Heian period of Japanese history.

Each period of Japanese history saw a change in Japanese garden design and construction, you can discover everything that you ned to know in my manual at : www.japzengardens.org

I will post more of Japan’s famous Japanese Gardens on this blog tomorrow.

Have a great day!


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