Ryoanji Temple features one of the most notable examples of the dry-landscape or zen style Japanese gardens. Ryoanji Temple is designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a part of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)” listing. The Ryoanji Temple read more
Japanese Garden Kyoto
Guide to Japanese gardens throughout Kyoto Japan. Japanese gardens (Kanji 日本庭園, nihon teien) are seen in Japanese Temples, Japanese Castles, Imperial Properties, residences of former political leaders and wealthy business people.
Shosei-en Garden is a formal Japanese garden, in Kyoto, which affiliated with the Higashi Honganji Temple. Shosei-en Garden features several tea houses, a large pond with a waterfall, stone lanterns along with trees and plants that flower throughout the year. Shosei-en Garden was designed by Ishiyama Saijo in 1643. Most read more
Sento Gosho is a large garden in the Kyoto Imperial Palace Park and next to the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Sento Gosho is the site of the former Sento Imperial Palace which was destroyed several times by fire, however two tea houses still remain. The main feature of Sento Gosho is read more
Murinan Villa was the former villa of Meiji Period soldier and statesman Yamagata Aritomo. Murinan Villa is famous for its strolling Japanese garden which uses the borrow scenery technique and features a pond and two streams. Murinan Villa is near Nanzenji Temple in Kyoto.