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The Stone Wall

The stunningly improvised look of the stone wall at Higashi Hongan-ji Temple’s Shōsei-en Garden exemplifies ho…

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Tobi-ishi: Stepping Stones

At Ikō-an, a modern tea garden located in UNESCO World Heritage Site Kosan-ji Temple located on Mt. Toganoo, t…

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The Waterfall

Murin-an’s three-stage waterfall (sandan-taki) is said to have been modeled after the one at Daigo-ji Temple’s…

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Suhama: The Pebble Beach

The 1975 discovery of the Imperial Villa Garden Site of the Ancient Nara Capital revealed the extent to which …

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Tsukiyama: The Artificial Hill

Murin-an’s artificial hills flank both side of its garden path, resulting in a landscape that remains consiste…

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The Pure Land Garden

Photo credit: Byodoin Temple UNESCO World Heritage site Byodoin Temple has a Pure Land garden that has existed…

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The Daimyo Garden

Photo credit: Okayama Korakuen Garden Okayama Korakuen Garden is a classic daimyo garden from Japan’s Edo peri…

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Tsubo-niwa: The Enclosed Garden

Murin-an’s enclosed garden uses a simple composition of scenic stones and square bamboo in moss that creates a…

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The Tea Garden

UNESCO World Heritage Site Kosan-ji Temple’s Iko-an Garden is a modern tea garden located on top of Mt. Togano…

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The Strolling Pond Garden

The garden at Nanzen-in Temple is a classic strolling pond garden of the medieval period. Today it retains muc…

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Karesansui: The Dry Landscape Garden

Ueyakato Landscape has managed Nanzen-ji Temple’s famous dry landscape garden for over 170 years, forming the …

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