Though most pathways of gardens in Japan are strewn with countless number of small pebbles and rocks of varying sizes, none ... More
Though most pathways of gardens in Japan are strewn with countless number of small pebbles and rocks of varying sizes, none can match the size and variety of the 55 rocks of Kiyosumi Garden. These huge rocks were brought here from all over Japan by Yataro Iwasaki, who is credited with rebuilding this beautiful garden in 1878. Scattered around this 12-acre greenbelt, visitors will also find other stones and bridges which lead to landscaped islands protected by beautifully shaped pine trees and a variety of indigenous flowers.
This enchanting garden, first created in 1629, is a delightful place to visit at any time of the year. Koraku
means to 'enjoy afterwards' and the garden was designed as a place of peaceful, quiet contemplation. It's only a ...
The garden is reminiscent of Kyoto and predates the buildings in the compound. The landscaping is attributed to Kobori Enshu,
a renowned master. There is the ubiquitous heart shaped pond, stocked with turtles and carp and a teahouse removed ...
The Shinjuku Gyoen Imperial Garden mixes Western and Eastern influences in its layout with English, French and conventional Japanese gardens.
It also has quaint tea ceremony houses and a greenhouse with a considerable collection of tropical plants. It is ...
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