JAPANESE GARDENS

WORLD JAPANESE GARDEN DATABASE

JGO has set the goal of including 1000 gardens worldwide.  Check back every few weeks to see our progress!


Hama-rikyū-onshi-teien (浜離宮恩賜庭園)

Hama-rikyū-onshi-teien (浜離宮恩賜庭園)

There are a great many things to see in this roughly square 60-acre park, but chief among these are the tidal pond (Shioiri-no-ike 潮入の池) with its massive floodgate, the duck-hunting blinds, the staggered bridges shaded by wisteria trellises, and a 300-year-old pine cascading down a stepped trellis. Groves of cherry trees and Japanese apricots provide additional seasonal color.

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Shoyoen Japanese Garden at Dubbo

Shoyoen Japanese Garden at Dubbo

‘Shoyoen’ means ‘strolling and refreshing garden’. Shoyoen is recognised as being one of the most authentic Japanese Gardens in Australia. It was gifted to Dubbo by it’s Sister City, Minokamo, Japan.

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Willow Pond Japanese Gardens, Canning Vale  Perth

Willow Pond Japanese Gardens, Canning Vale Perth

The Willow Pond Japanese Gardens have been constructed and cultivated since 1985, with most trees reaching a semi-matured stage. It’s an authentic Japanese garden designed by local landscaper Eiji Morozumi and constructed by the family of Norma and Ramon Lawrence.

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Japanese Garden at Gibbs Garden

Japanese Garden at Gibbs Garden

At 40 acres, the Japanese garden at Gibbs Gardens is one of the largest Tsukiyama gardens in the nation. What visitors see when they visit today is a far cry from the bog covered with invasive smilax vine that owner, creator and designer Jim Gibbs was faced with in 1987.

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Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden (Como Park)

Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden (Como Park)

The Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden is a living symbol of the peace and friendship that exists between Saint Paul and its sister city Nagasaki, Japan. A renowned landscape designer in Nagasaki, Masami Matsuda, created the garden according to time honored Japanese design principles using plants and trees that are hardy in Minnesota. Infused with true Japanese design, the garden is meant to delight your senses.

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Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens

Description: From the website:  For over a century, the historic Japanese Garden has been one of the most beloved and iconic landscapes at The Huntington, with its distinctive moon bridge, picture-postcard views of koi-filled ponds and the historic Japanese House....

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Seiwa-en at Missouri Botanical Garden

Seiwa-en at Missouri Botanical Garden

Seiwa-en, “garden of pure, clear harmony and peace,” is located on 14 acres at the Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the nation. The Japanese Garden, dedicated in 1977, was designed by the late Professor Koichi Kawana, a native of Japan and lecturer on environmental design and landscape architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden (Sansho-En)

Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden (Sansho-En)

Sansho-en, AKA Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden at Chicago Botanic Garden is a 17.3 acre promenade style garden or kaiyu-shiki, a garden style developed during the 17th century. Sansho-en means “The Garden of the Three Islands” – Keiunto, Seifuto and Horajima – visible in a diagram of the garden.

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Hakone Estate & Gardens

Hakone Estate & Gardens

Hakone Estate and Gardens is an 18 acre garden that incorporates stroll, hill and pond, tea garden, and karesansui 枯山水 on a beautiful hillside in Saratoga hills. It is also home to a bamboo garden and replica of a Kyoto Tea Merchant’s House, where exhibits and cultural programs can be held.

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Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden

Portland became a sister city with Sapporo, Japan in 1958 and 5 years later made plans for a Japanese Garden. On June 4, 1962, Portland City Council created a commission to establish the garden on the site of the former 5.5 acre Washington Park Zoo. The first meeting of the Japanese Garden Society was held in 1963 and planning for the garden began. Professor Takuma Tono of Tokyo Agricultural University was hired to design and supervise construction of the new garden.

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San Francisco Japanese Tea Garden

San Francisco Japanese Tea Garden

The garden’s 5 acres of strolling paths around Japanese style buildings, a teahouse, koi ponds and streams hold classic Japanese garden elements such as the drum bridge taiko-bashi 太鼓橋, Japanese stone lanterns, serene koi pond and karesansui 枯山水. The large bronze Buddha was cast in Tajima, Japan in 1790, and presented to the garden in 1949 by S & G Gump Company.

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San Diego Japanese Friendship Garden

San Diego Japanese Friendship Garden

Located in San Diego’s beautiful Balboa Park, the Japanese Friendship Garden (a.k.a San Kei En) celebrates the friendship between San Diego and its sister city, Yokohama. Interest to create a Japanese garden in this area was inspired by the 1915 World Exposition “Japanese Tea Pavilion.”

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Nitobe Memorial Garden

Nitobe Memorial Garden

The Nitobe Memorial Garden is a 2½ acre (one hectare) traditional Japanese garden located at the University of British Columbia, just outside the city limits of Vancouver, Canada. It is part of the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research.
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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden   松風荘

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden 松風荘

Shofuso was built in 1953 as a gift from Japan to American citizens, to symbolize post-war peace and friendship between the two countries. The building was constructed using traditional Japanese techniques and materials imported from Japan, and was originally exhibited in the courtyard of Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. After two years, it was relocated to Philadelphia and reconstructed in 1958.2 In 1976, a major restoration was conducted by a cadre of Japanese artisans in preparation for the American Bicentennial celebration.

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Kubota Japanese Garden

Kubota Japanese Garden

Designed by Seattle landscape designer and nurseryman Fujitaro Kubota, the elegant landscape of the Japanese Garden offers subtly shifting views along its meandering stroll paths. The coniferous trees surrounding the garden provide a dark backdrop for the bold colors of Japanese maples and meticulously-pruned pines and flowering trees.

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Katsura Rikyu Imperial Detached Palace   桂離宮

Katsura Rikyu Imperial Detached Palace 桂離宮

The Katsura Rikyū (Imperial Detached Palace) is one of three Imperial Villas of Kyoto and known for its architecture and stroll garden. Originally the estate of Hachijo-no-mia Imperial Family, it is thought to have been designed by Prince Toshihito as Katsura Sanso Estate in the Edo period, although some attribute its design to tea master, Kobori Enshū. The garden contains three main ‘pleasingly rustic’ buildings; Ko-shoin, Chu-shoin and Shin-goten. For the most part, they are constructed with simple, unfinished wood with scarce ornamentation, harmonizing well with the natural surroundings of the hill and pond stroll garden.

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Adachi Museum of Art Garden   足立美術館

Adachi Museum of Art Garden 足立美術館

A short video of the Adachi Museum of Art garden in four seasons More information and images on the official website Comments from the website: “The garden is also a picture.” - The gardens vary in appearance every day. In fact, we might never see each beautiful...

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Kinkaku-ji   金閣寺

Kinkaku-ji 金閣寺

Kinkaku-ji gets its name from the “Golden Pavilion” with its top two floors covered in gold leaf. It is formally known as Rokuon-ji (Deer Park Temple). The surrounding gardens were designed to resemble the Western Paradise of Amida Buddha. The beautiful stroll gardens wrap above the pavilion along a small stream that flows into Kyouko-chi (Mirror Pond). It is also the home of the Sekka-tei teahouse.

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Bloedel Reserve Japanese Garden

Bloedel Reserve Japanese Garden

Designed by Seattle landscape designer and nurseryman Fujitaro Kubota, the elegant landscape of the Japanese Garden offers subtly shifting views along its meandering stroll paths. The coniferous trees surrounding the garden provide a dark backdrop for the bold colors of Japanese maples and meticulously-pruned pines and flowering trees.

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Seattle Japanese Garden

Seattle Japanese Garden

The Seattle Japanese Garden is a 3.5 acre Japanese garden in the Madison Park neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The Garden is located in the Southern end of the Washington Park Arboretum on Lake Washington Boulevard East.

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Koke-dera 苔寺  (or Saihōji  西芳寺)

Koke-dera 苔寺 (or Saihōji 西芳寺)

Koke-dera, or officially “Saiho-ji” (Moss Temple) was founded by Buddhist priest Gyoki and redone by Zen Priest and well-known garden designer Muso Kokushi (Soseki) in 1339. Although it is known today as the Moss Temple because of its 120 species of moss, it was not planned this way. Through centuries of wars, destruction, floods, reconstruction and neglect, nature finally claimed Saiho-ji, and the mosses slowly took hold, converting what was left of the garden into a beauty of nature. The garden is more commonly known as the Moss Temple and is home to 120 types of moss.

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Kōtō-in   高桐院

Kōtō-in 高桐院

Koto-in was established in 1601 by Tadaoki Hosokawa. He was a famous warrior under Toyotomi Hideyoshi, studied Zen under the Daitoku-ji abbot, Seigan, and was a distinguished disciple of tea master, Sen no Rikyu. When Rikyu was ordered to commit suicide, he left many treasured possessions to Hosokawa. Koto-in is home to two famous tea houses, Shoko-ken (built by Hosokawa in 1628) and Horai. There is a famous wash basin made from a stone brought from the Imperial Palace in Korea.

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Nijo-jo   二条城

Nijo-jo 二条城

Ninomaru Palace was built in 1603 as the official residence of Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu. It is a compound of grand buildings and many gardens surrounded by stone walls, thick gates and a moat. The castle was given to the Imperial Family in 1867 and named Nijo Detached Palace (Nijo-jo).

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Suizen-ji Joju-en  水前寺成趣園

Suizen-ji Joju-en 水前寺成趣園

The 15 acre Suizen-ji Joju-en is located in downtown Kumamoto.  Todatoshi Hosokawa selected the site for the spring-fed pool that provided excellent tea water. He founded the temple named Suizen-ji here in 1632, and began construction on the gardens in 1636.  The...

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Tenryu-ji  天龍寺

Tenryu-ji 天龍寺

Tenryu-ji (Dragon of the Sky Temple) was established in 1339 by Ashikaga Takauji on the site once held as a residence for Emperor Gosaga and Kameyama. Prior to that, Japan’s first Zen temple, Danrin-ji, was founded by Empress Tachibana no Kachiko. The beautiful Sogenchi stroll garden was created in 1345 by Muso Soseki, the temple founder, and is designated a Special Historic Site and a Special Historic Scenic Area. Mount Arashiyama can be seen in the background. It is formally known as Shiseizen-ji, the head temple of the Tenryū branch of Rinzai Zen Sect.

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Byodo-in 平等院

Byodo-in 平等院

Byodo-in was built by Fujiwara no Yorimichi as a Buddhist Pure Land garden at his family’s Villa in Uji, east of Kyoto. The only building of the palace that survives today is the Phoenix Hall 鳳凰堂. Completed in 1053, it was later converted a Buddhist temple. The Phoenix Hall sits on an island facing east where the statue of Amida Nyorai, carved by Jocho, greets the rising sun as he looks across the Pure Land Lake. At nearly a thousand years old, Phoenix Hall is one of the few surviving examples of Heian period architecture.

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Daisen-En  大仙院

Daisen-En 大仙院

This sub-temple of Daitoku-ji was built in 1509 by Zen Daisho Kogaku Sotan and contains one of the most well-known gardens in the “karesansui” (dry landscape) style. Its symbolism follows the abstract philosophy of the Zen sect. Tea master Sen no Rikyu received Zen training in this temple and held many tea ceremonies here. Paintings by Soami on the screens of the temple point to his hand in the design and construction of the garden.

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Storrier Sterns Japanese Garden

Storrier Sterns Japanese Garden

Description: From the Website:  The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden was created by Kinzuchi Fujii between 1935 – 1940 for Charles and Ellamae Storrier Stearns. Fujii (1875 – 1957) designed and built Japanese landscapes across Southern California in the first half of...

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Heian Jingu   平安神宮

Heian Jingu 平安神宮

The 8 acre Shin-in Garden (Garden of the Gods) is divided into four parts:

Heian no Sono (south): With its many cherry trees, It also contains many plants identified with passages from the famous Japanese novel, The Tale of Genji.

Seiho (west): The Byakko-ike (White Tiger Lake) is the centerpiece for the West Garden. In June, 2ooo iris are in bloom in the lake here.

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Ginkaku-ji  銀閣寺

Ginkaku-ji 銀閣寺

Use arrows to browse images, or click photo for full screen slide show. Description: Ginkaku-ji, or the Temple of the Silver Pavilion was built by Shogun, Yoshimasa Ashikaga as part of his retirement villa. At his...

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Descanso Gardens

Descanso Gardens

Like many Japanese-style gardens built in the 1950s and ‘60s, the one-acre Japanese-style garden within Descanso Gardens is a peaceful retreat and a collage of familiar elements that emulate a stroll garden, a pond-and-stream garden, a tea garden and teahouse, and a small raked-gravel garden (karesansui).

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The Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre

The Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre

Classified by the National Trust  "As a place of historical, architectural and cultural significance to be preserved for present and future generations" Description - The design of the garden is a copy of the first Japanese landscape garden (Strolling garden) built by...

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Japanese Gardens and Tea House Campbelltown

Japanese Gardens and Tea House Campbelltown

The Campbelltown Japanese Gardens celebrate the sister city relationship between Campbelltown and Koshigaya. The gardens were presented to Campbelltown by the citizens of Koshigaya on 10 April, 1988. The Gardens symbolise the beliefs and religion of both Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan, and Zen Buddhism.

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Gosford/Edogawa Commemorative Garden

Gosford/Edogawa Commemorative Garden

The garden was a gift to the people of Gosford as a symbol of cultural exchange and friendship, by our Sister City, Edogawa, (near Tokyo in Japan). It is designed in accordance to the original principles of Japanese design of the Heian (700AD) period. The gardens were officially opened in September 1994 by the Mayor of Gosford and the Mayor of Edogawa.

This garden is now one of the most popular tourist attractions on the NSW Central Coast. It is based on a traditional ‘Shuyu’ (strolling style) garden, and covers an area of approximately 4000m2. The meandering pathways lead to traditional Japanese features including, a Japanese teahouse, raked dry stone garden (Karesansui), stone lanterns and a pond filled with Koi fish.

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Ju Raku En Japanese Garden

Ju Raku En Japanese Garden

Regarded as Australia’s largest and most traditionally designed Japanese stroll garden, this 4.5 hectare site is jointly owned by University of Southern Queensland and the Toowoomba City Council.

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Auburn Botanic Gardens Japanese Garden

Auburn Botanic Gardens Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden is one of the most popular sections in the Auburn Botanic Gardens and is visited by thousands of people each year. It is a very popular setting for organised events including wedding and civil ceremonies and wedding photography.

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Perth Zoo Japanese Gardens

Perth Zoo Japanese Gardens

Set in a private area among the Japanese style garden and rockpool, the Japanese Garden offers a grassed amphitheatre which is perfect for more intimate wedding ceremonies.
The garden was created by the zoo’s horticultural team in 1989 following a design from Hyogo prefecture. In 2001, when the garden underwent major changes with the new design and construction work done by landscaper designer, Eiji Morozumi.

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Melbourne Zoo Japanese Gardens

Melbourne Zoo Japanese Gardens

The Japanese garden was built in 1990, to mark the tenth anniversary of the sister-state relationship between Victoria and the Aichi Prefecture in Japan. This garden (and an Australian garden in Nagoya, the capital of Aichi) were created to symbolise the strong friendship between the two states and to reflect the natural beauty of their respective landscapes.

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Nerima Garden Ipswich Japanese Garden

Nerima Garden Ipswich Japanese Garden

Nerima Gardens has been designed in consultation with Ipswich City’s sister city Nerima, Japan. The philosophy of the garden is to create a place of peace and tranquillity, a place to meet nature and calm the spirit. The garden is designed to take advantage of the existing vegetation and landform of Queens Park in such a way that the visitor is taken on a journey of discovery, where the perspective of the garden changes and lightens the heart.

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Hobart Japanese Garden, Tasmania

Hobart Japanese Garden, Tasmania

It’s beautiful in every season, with cherry blossom in spring then irises and water lilies in summer. The stunning Japanese maples put on a dazzling display in autumn, followed by the winter tracery of bare branches and conifers of all shapes, sizes and colours and camellias and azaleas flowering in the cooler months.

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Japanese Garden at Brisbane Botanic Gardens

Japanese Garden at Brisbane Botanic Gardens

Mt Coot-tha, Queensland, Australia Description - The Japanese Garden at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha contains a combination of native and exotic plants suitable for subtropical climate. Designed by one of Japan's leading landscape architects, the late Kenzo...

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Anderson Gardens

Anderson Gardens

From the website: Three of the essential elements used to create a Japanese garden are stone, which form the structure of the landscape, water, representing life-giving force, and plants, which provide the color and changes throughout the seasons. Secondary elements...

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Shugakuin Imperial Country Villa  修学院離宮

Shugakuin Imperial Country Villa 修学院離宮

The view from the foot of Mount Hiei provides a magnificent view of the city and the mountains to the North in a good example of Shakkei (borrowed scenery). This 545,000 square meter villa consists of three parts, Upper Villa, Middle Villa, and Lower Villa. The name comes from the burned Shugakuin Temple from the middle Heian Period.

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Kiyomizu-dera  清水寺

Kiyomizu-dera 清水寺

Kiyomizu-dera (Clear Water Temple) was established in the year 778 AD (Nara Period).  After a vision, Zen priest Enchin, went in search the origins of the Yodo river.  He came to a waterfall at the base of Mount Otowa where  mist hovered like clouds.  Here he received...

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Seike Japanese Garden

Seike Japanese Garden

The Seike Japanese Garden was previously located at the former site of the Des Moines Way Nursery in the City of SeaTac. In danger of being sold due the expansion of SeaTac Airport, the garden was saved by four different governments and the Highline Botanical Garden Foundation. The project is believed to be the largest relocation of a Japanese Garden ever attempted in the United States.

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James Irvine Japanese Garden

James Irvine Japanese Garden

From the Website: Known as Seiryu-en or "Garden of the Clear Stream," the James Irvine Japanese Garden is a "hidden gem" of downtown Los Angeles and one of the most unique and elegant venues...

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Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Use arrows to browse images, or click photo for full screen slide show. From Wikipedia: The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is a center for Japanese arts and culture located west of Delray Beach in Palm Beach...

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Daitoku-ji  大徳寺

Daitoku-ji 大徳寺

Daitoku-ji  the ‘temple of Great Virtue’ is a Buddhist temple, one of fourteen autonomous branches of the Rinzai school of Japanese Zen. It is located in Kita-ku, Kyoto, Japan.  Daitoku-ji operates some twenty-two sub-temples, the most significant being Daisen-in,...

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Rikugi-en  六義園

Rikugi-en 六義園

Rikugien was constructed by Yoshiyasu Yanagisawa on this land given to him by the fifth shogun Tsunayoshi Tokugawa. Yoshiyasu spent seven years from the time he was granted the land in 1695 constructing a garden with paths around artificial hills and a pond.

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Liliʻuokalani Gardens

Liliʻuokalani Gardens

Well-known garden designers and intense community effort have been the hallmarks of Lili`uokalani Gardens since the beginning in 1917. Some of the designers include Nagao Sakurai (1949 restoration following 1946 tsunami), Kinsaku Nakane (1968 restoration plan following 1960 tsunami), Katsuaki Nobukuni (1972 tea house garden), Kazuo Nakamura (1976 bicentennial garden), David Tamura and Fred Nonaka (1997 tea house garden), and Leonard Bisel (2000).

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Jizō-In  地蔵院

Jizō-In 地蔵院

Jizō-in is a small Rinzai sect temple constructed in 1367 by Yoriyuki Hosokawa, with the founding priest, Musō Soseki.  Stationed in a thick grove of bamboo, this peaceful place is commonly known as "Take-no-Tera" or Bamboo Temple.  The stones in the garden represent...

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Koko-En   好古園

Koko-En 好古園

Koko-en was constructed in 1992 at the foot of Himeji castle where Samurai residences stood during the Edo period. Its construction commemorated the 100th anniversary of Himeji City. It is named after the Koko do provincial school, founded by Lord Sakai in 1692.
There are 9 individual gardens, including Oyashiki-no-niwa (‘Feudal Lord’s Residence Garden’) and Cha-no-niwa (Tea Garden) with its Sukiya-style tea house, Soju-an. There is also Summer Tree Garden (a garden of deciduous trees), Hill & Pond garden, a garden of flowers popular during the Edo Period, and Garden of the Stream.

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Kodai-ji   高台寺

Kodai-ji 高台寺

From the official website in English: Kodai-ji Temple is located north east of Yasaka Hokanji Temple at the foot of Higashiyama Ryozen Mountains in Kyoto.  It is officially called Kodaiji-jushozenji Temple.  The temple was established in 1606 by Kita-no-Mandokoro...

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Chion-in in Higashiyama  知恩院

Chion-in in Higashiyama 知恩院

The Hojo Garden is in the chisen kaiyushiki (garden which is designed around a pond) style and is said to have been designed in the early Edo (1600-1868) period by the monk Gyokuen, who was connected to garden master Kobori Enshu. The garden includes the Shinji-ike (Heart Character) Pond, the Aoi-an Teahouse, and the Tokugawa Gongendo Hall. The cherry blossoms in the spring, the fresh greenery in early summer, the reflection of the autumn foliage onto the Shinji-ike Pond, and the snowy scenery and clear air in the winter can all clearly be seen, and along with imposing view of the Higashiyama mountains in the background, the garden exudes the moods of the four seasons.

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Saimyo-ji   西明寺

Saimyo-ji 西明寺

Saimyo-ji: Founded in the early ninth century by Chisen, a disciple of Kukai, Saimyo-ji is situated on a mountain northwest of Kyoto, above the Kiyotaki River. Like nearby Jingo-ji Temple, it is well-known for its beautiful Autumn foliage.

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Gan Ryuu Tei - Cleveland Botanical Garden

Gan Ryuu Tei - Cleveland Botanical Garden

Gan Ryuu Tei in Cleveland’s Botanical Garden combines two distinct styles of Japanese Gardening: karesansui (dry garden) and tea garden. Designed by David Slawson and dedicated May 20, 1975. Supported by Ikebana International, Chapter 20.

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Shoseian Tea House

Shoseian Tea House

A beautiful Japanese Friendship Garden with all of the classic features including a pond with Koi, a small waterfall, Japanese pine trees, lanterns, a bridge. a traditional tea house and local flora.

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Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

A 1.3 acre Japanese garden on California State University’s Long Beach Campus. It was created with a gift from Mrs. Loraine Miller Collins to honor her late husband, Earl Burns Miller, and as a university and community resource.

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De Japanske Haver - Denmark

De Japanske Haver - Denmark

A Japanese garden in Denmark, where Danes can come and experience Japanese culture, has been Peter’s dream for the last 25 years. Throughout this time, Peter, who is educated in landscape design and techniques, has worked steadfastly to learn everything there is to know about Japanese garden culture.

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Tani Tei En

Tani Tei En

Tani Tei En is a 1/2 acre private garden built by Bob and Evelyn Marshall but opened its gates to the public in 2010.  It was featured in House and Garden September 2013 issue. The garden features Japanese-style plantings, but a lake, waterfall, and a tea house...

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Albert Kahn Japanese Garden

Albert Kahn Japanese Garden

This Japanese garden was originally part of a garden named Gardens of the World (Les Jardins du Mondereated) by banker Albert Kahn. The garden and the rest of his property was seized after the Wall Street crash of 1932 put him to ruin.

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The Japanese Garden of Terry Gerlach

The Japanese Garden of Terry Gerlach

Besides helping JGO, Terry also volunteers for Portland’s Japanese Garden and is an avid Japanese gardener himself. In the late 1990’s, he was presented with what he refers to as “an opportunity” when construction on a nearby road destroyed his entire landscape.

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Sasebo Japanese Garden - Albuquerque

Sasebo Japanese Garden - Albuquerque

Built in honor of Sasebo, one of Albuquerque’s Sister Cities, the four-acre Sasebo Japanese Garden hosts a majestic waterfall, an elegant koi pond and a mixture of Japanese and local plants. Stone lanterns and pagoda sculptures dot the grounds and stone and wooden bridges straddle small streams.

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Rogan-En

Rogan-En

Located on the Clayton Campus of Monash University, the Rogan-En Garden, was constructed in 1996 for the Japanese Studies Centre by Angyo Nurseries and Japanese master gardener, Mr Hajime Watanabe.  All materials were imported from Japan, including the rocks!  After a...

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Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden  日加友好日本公園

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden 日加友好日本公園

The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden offers you an unforgettable experience, combining the beauty of nature in a serene setting. From the first spring blossom to the final autumn leaf, the Garden is an oasis of tranquility.

Step through the entrance gate, leave the bustle of everyday city life behind, and refresh your senses. A host or hostess in traditional Japanese clothing will greet you and highlight the Garden’s many features, or give you a guided tour.

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Unesco

Unesco

A Japanese garden is inside the precinct of UNESCO Headquarter, in Paris. It was designed by Isamu Noguchi and built in 1959. The garden is quite articulated, including a stream, a pond, several compositions of rocks around the pond and the paths, and a kare-san-sui corner.

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Hermann Park Japanese Garden

Hermann Park Japanese Garden

Use arrows to browse images, or click photo for full screen slide show. Description: Mr. Ken Nakajimas’s design was based on Zen philosophy that “one creates new values and beauty by the appropriate means while...

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Yashiro Japanese Garden

Yashiro Japanese Garden

Use arrows to browse images, or click photo for full screen slide show. Description: Designed by noted landscape architect Bob Murase, the garden is maintained by Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation.  .74 acre...

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Olbrich Botanical Garden Serenity Garden

Olbrich Botanical Garden Serenity Garden

Description: The Serenity Garde4n is a fescue meadow planted beneath a canopy of large eastern cottonwoods creates a serene green garden to sit and enjoy in the heat of summer. A grove of more than 30 accolade flowering cherries burst into bloom each spring to...

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Japanese Friendship Garden at Rice Lake Wisconsin

Japanese Friendship Garden at Rice Lake Wisconsin

Rotary Botanical Gardens’ (RBG) Japanese Garden was designed and built by Petranek Brothers Landscaping (Milton, WI) in 1989. Originally positioned on the west edge of an old sand and gravel quarry, this garden was one of the first built when RBG was founded. This contemplative setting is designed to offer a view to the adjacent pond and create an immersive experience. Features include gates, fences, a dry gravel see, stones, a waterfall, stream and many Japanese lanterns and other elements.

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Tsuru Island, Gresham-Ebetsu Sister City Garden

Tsuru Island, Gresham-Ebetsu Sister City Garden

Description: From the website:  Tsuru Island or better known as Gresham’s Japanese Garden was completed in the Spring of 2014 by hard-working board members of the Gresham-Ebetsu Sister City Association and countless volunteers dedicated to the revitalization of this...

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Ro Ho En Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix

Ro Ho En Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix

Description: From the website:  The Japanese Friendship Garden, named Ro Ho En, is a joint project of the City of Phoenix and our Sister City Himeji, Japan. Himeji Mayor, Matsuji Totani proposed the garden in 1987 to cement the bonds of friendship between Japan and...

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Shinzen Friendship Garden

Shinzen Friendship Garden

Description: From the website:  The Shinzen Friendship Garden of Fresno is a traditional northwestern American Japanese Garden located in Woodward Park, bringing the essence of Japan to the San Joaquin valley. The Garden was constructed to honor Fresno’s Sister City,...

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Yume

Yume

Yume Japanese Gardens is the living expression of an ancient Japanese heritage.

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Dawes Arboretum

Dawes Arboretum

Description: From the website:  Escape to the Japanese Garden, a serene area artistically created with rocks, gravel, hills, a pond, flowing water, trees, shrubs, and a stone path that crosses a reflecting pool. Japanese gardens are an art form with a focus on the...

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Asticou Azalea Garden

Asticou Azalea Garden

From the Website: The beauty of the Azalea Garden changes and evolves throughout the year. A flowering cherry tree heralds the start of the season in mid-May, followed by azaleas and rhododendrons in many hues in late May through June. July blooms include Japanese...

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Tillman Water Plant - Suiho En

Tillman Water Plant - Suiho En

From the website: The beauty of the "garden of water and fragrance" (Suiho En) creates for the visitor a world of meditative calm where it is possible to focus on the simple and beautiful things in nature, and our lives. Garden creator, Dr. Koichi Kawana, designed...

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Admiral Nimitz Museum Japanese Garden of Peace

Admiral Nimitz Museum Japanese Garden of Peace

Description: From the website:  A military history museum like ours, by its nature, brings to mind violence, destruction and loss — the price of freedom paid with human life. There is respite from the intensity, a tranquil oasis for solace and reflection. This is the...

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The Garden of the Phoenix (formerly Osaka Garden)

The Garden of the Phoenix (formerly Osaka Garden)

Description: Jackson Park was originally laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted. The Ho-o-den (Phoenix) Temple was built by the Japanese Government for the 1893 Worlds Columbian Exhibition and was one of the few buildings to remain after the fair closed.   In...

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Fabyan Estate Japanese Garden

Fabyan Estate Japanese Garden

Installed c. 1910, the Japanese Garden is a tranquil oasis where history melds with nature and design. George and Nelle Fabyan developed an intense appreciation for Japanese culture after visiting Chicago’s 1893 Columbian Exposition, which featured a Japanese Pavilion.

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Marzahn Park - Berlin

Marzahn Park - Berlin

Use arrows to browse images, or click photo for full screen slide show.  Photos by Antonio Viglietto. Description: The Marzahn Park, north-East Berlin, is dedicated to the Gardens of the World. There are...

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Holland Park’s Fukushima Garden - London

Holland Park’s Fukushima Garden - London

Fukushima garden, inaugurated in 2012, was built to commemorate the support of the British people to the Japanese people following the natural disaster occurred on March 11, 2011. It is almost an empty space, covered by a green lawn on which a few rocks and a lantern are carefully placed.

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Botanical Gardens of Rome - Japanese Garden

Botanical Gardens of Rome - Japanese Garden

The garden, designed by Ken Nakajima, is classical style, with modern intrusions, such as the use of concrete for foot-paths and the bridge. Azaleas bushes cover the slope, leading to the top, where there are an open wooden pavilion and a pond adorned with rocks.

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Imahara Botanical Garden

Imahara Botanical Garden

St. Francisville, Lousiana K.T. Cannon-Eger and husband Bill take a cross-country trainride to visit dozens of Japanese gardens across the United States. Along the way they discover the life's work of Walter Imahara. She shares the story of Walter's history and...

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Japanese Community Garden at Salt Palace Convention Center

Japanese Community Garden at Salt Palace Convention Center

A small garden that uses light, space, wind, water, and even part of the adjoining building to create a haven in the middle of hectic. The Japanese Community Garden is tucked away between the Salt Palace Convention Center and the Japanese Church of Christ, offering visitors a compact view into the tradition, symbolism and art of the Japanese garden.

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Salt Lake City International Peace Gardens

Salt Lake City International Peace Gardens

The gardens comprise 11 acres and are located in Jordan Park along the banks of the Jordan River at 9th West and 10th South in Salt Lake. They symbolize the true spirit of democracy and world peace, brotherly love, history, literature and cultural heritage of many lands.

The project was initiated in 1939 by Mrs. Otto Wiesley, Citizenship Chair, for good citizenship and to give foreign origin groups a specific part in the beautification of the City for the coming Centennial Celebration of 1947. It was presented to the City Commission and the Parks department and was given their approval and support.

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