Japanese garden

Ohori Park: Quiet Your Soul in Fukuoka’s Japanese Garden

Have you ever visited a traditional Japanese garden? If not, you’re missing out. There is something completely unique about how the Japanese construct their gardens. It goes far beyond the materials used and the flowers they plant and penetrates into the very soul of what a scenic garden is – a place to find peace.…

Bring Nature Home and Create Your Own Sanctuary with a Japanese Tsubo-Niwa Set!

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the crowded cities of Japan, many people still manage to find time to connect with nature through a sanctuary called tsubo-niwa. In a country where every inch of land area matters, a small parcel lot is dedicated to incorporate tsubo-niwa among the design of modern homes and buildings such…

Kinkaku-ji: See Why the Sparkling Gold Delight of Kyoto is a Must-Visit!

There are innumerable tourist destinations to visit in Kyoto – if you’re only there for a few days it’s almost impossible to whittle the list down to an achievable total. However, one thing that should be included on everybody’s list is Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion. This beautiful structure is one of the most stunning things…

3 Easy Ways to Spot the Differences Between Cherry, Plum and Peach Blossoms!

Japanese gardens in spring are always surrounded by so many beautiful flowers that it can sometimes be easy to mistake any pink flowers you happen to spot as the famous cherry blossom (sakura). But this is not always the case, there are certain features that differentiate the cherry, plum, and peach blossoms among all the…

Experience the Beauty of Yokohama’s Secret Garden in Sankeien

Yokohama’s close proximity to Tokyo means that it is a great choice for a day trip you can take just outside the capital. Being one of the first ports that opened to foreign trade, the city offers a wide range of sights such as the largest Chinatown in the world, buildings and streets showcasing foreign…

Are You In Kansai? Don’t Miss This Soundscaped Japanese Garden!

Japan’s large, beautiful stroll gardens are well-known all over the world. They usually originated in the Edo period and are associated with villas owned by aristocrats. Some of these gardens have been designed using an abstract concept known as ‘karikomi’, a way of grouping plants in order to create one shape. The Horai Garden found…

Hotel New Otani’s Gorgeous Garden Will Help You Escape the Metropolis While Still In It!

Hotel New Otani Tokyo has an international reputation for providing world-class service and accommodation. It is also known for its Japanese garden which dates back over 400 years. It provides a strolling haven for visitors who want to discover fascinating elements about tradition and heritage. The garden is adorned with antique stones, stone lanterns and…

Enjoy the Medaka in the Tranquil Gardens of Roppongi Hills

Roppongi is a well-known district to foreigners in Tokyo. The urban (re)development of the Roppongi area began in 2003, and one of its largest redevelopment projects is ‘Roppongi Hills’. There are a large number of residential spaces, offices, art museums, deluxe hotels and recreational facilities all situated in one building complex. Amid luxurious office buildings,…

Going to Kyoto? Don’t Miss the Historical Higashi Honganji Temple

The Higashi Honganji Temple, also known as the Eastern Temple of the Original Vow, is an active temple with a rich history in Kyoto. It was originally built in 1602 and was rebuilt in 1895 onward. It is dedicated to one of the two dominant sub-sects of Shin Buddhism, a school of Pure Land Buddhism.…
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