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There are a lot of different garden styles in Japan, but most of them fall into one of these two categories:

Pond strolling gardens, or, to use a term from Western garden culture – Landscape gardens. In these gardens, you can go on a mini journey through a skillfully modeled landscape, climb small hills, cross small streams on stepping stones or feed carps at a pond.

Dry landscape gardens - A lot of the gardens in this category belong to temple, often Zen temples and tea houses. These garden are designed to be looked at – for example from the veranda of a house or while enjoying a bowl of Japanese tea.

  • Exciting Gardens: This category collects all the gardens that get you excited as soon as you enter the front gate.
    Wonderful views, an ever changing landscape, picture-perfect arrangements and a lot of things to discover...
  • Calming Gardens: Gardens that calm you, soothe your soul and let you take a break from everyday life are collected in this category.
  • Pond strolling gardens
  • Dry landscape gardens

Dry landscape gardens  (枯山水庭園)

Nishimura-ke
Ryōan-ji
Ryōgen-in
Daisen-in
Shinju-an
Kōrin-in
Funda-in
Jukō-in
Fushin-an
Nanzen-ji
Shisen-dō
Zuisen-ji
Konchi-in
Konnichi-an
Entsū-ji
Hōsen-in
Kankyū-an
Rokuō-in
Shōden-ji
Jizō-in
Mibu-dera
Ikō-an
Giō-ji
Kōsei-in
Ōhashi-ke
Tōfuku-ji
Kōmyō-in
Ryōgin-an
Zuihō-in
Reiun-in
Kennin-ji
Mirei Shigemori Garden Museum
Kyū-Asakurake-House
Tokyo National Museum
Meigetsu-in
Jōmyō-ji
Raikyū-ji

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