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!