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  1. Ikegami Plum Garden

    Travel Ikegami Plum Garden

    Ikegami Plum Garden (池上梅園 Ikegami Baien) is a public garden in Tōkyō's Ōta Ward. The park is located west of Ikegami Honmonji Temple and has a plum orchard and a tea house, cleverly using the elevation difference. History: Until the war, this area was the home and the atelier of the painter...
  2. Meiji Jingu Inner Garden

    Travel Meiji Jingu Inner Garden

    The Meiji Shrine Inner Garden (明治神宮内苑 Meiji Jingū Naien) is located next to Meiji Jingū shrine and is an 8.3-hectare Japanese garden surrounded by the buzzing city. In the Edo Period (1603-1867), it served as the residence of the Katō clan, the daimyō of Kumamoto, and later the Ii family from...
  3. Houses and Gardens of Kyoto

    Culture Houses and Gardens of Kyoto

    Houses and Gardens of Kyoto presents over 500 photos of the most excellent examples of traditional Japanese architecture from every significant historical period in this new edition of a favorite classic. Kyoto, considered the quintessential birthplace of Japanese culture, has survived...
  4. Kyu-Yasuda Teien Gardens

    Kyu-Yasuda Teien Gardens

    Established in 1701 at the Tokyo residence of Honjo Munesuke, the daimyo of the Hitachi-Kasama domain, the garden features a pond in the shape of the Japanese character for heart ("kokoro") that's fed from the adjacent Sumida river. It later became the residence of Ikeda Akimasa, the...
  5. Kyu-Yasuda Teien Gardens

    Kyu-Yasuda Teien Gardens

    Kyu-Yasuda Teien Gardens in Sumida-ku, Tokyo
  6. Kyu-Yasuda Teien Gardens

    Kyu-Yasuda Teien Gardens

    Kyu-Yasuda Teien Gardens in Sumida-ku, Tokyo
  7. Kyu-Furukawa Gardens

    Travel Kyu-Furukawa Gardens

    The Kyu-Furukawa Garden (旧古河庭園 Kyū-furukawa teien) is located in Kita Ward in northern Tokyo and are famous for their picturesque Western-style residence, their rose garden as well as their traditional Japanese stone garden. The north part of the garden lies on the Musashino Hills' slopes, while...
  8. Kairakuen Garden

    Travel Kairakuen Garden

    The Kairakuen (偕楽園) is a Japanese landscape garden located in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, and considered to be one of the “Three Great Gardens of Japan” along with Kenroku-en (兼六園) in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, and Kōraku-en (後楽園) in Okayama, Okayama Prefecture. History The garden was founded...
  9. Oyakuen

    Travel Oyakuen

    Oyakuen (御薬園) is also known as “Aizuwakamatsu’s Royal Garden“. The second Chinese character 薬 (kusuri or yaku) means “medicine” and refers to the fact that medicinal plants and herbs were grown there. The garden was originally built from 1429 to 1441 as a villa for Ashina Morihisa, the tenth...
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