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Kumamoto’s Secret Garden: Tokutomi Memorial Garden

Major tourist attractions are all well and good, but it’s only when you live in a place that you discover all the little places that are rarely visited by the average traveller. These might include specialist art galleries, hidden parks or tiny museums that aren’t listed in many guides. One such museum in Kumamoto is…

Play with Kangaroos, Penguins, and Capybaras in Kobe Petting Zoo

The Animal Kingdom in Kobe is a fantastic ‘petting zoo’ style place but with a fantastic twist! There are no cages here, all the animals are free to roam around their large rooms that are open to the public. You have the opportunity to walk through these rooms and interact with a wide variety of…

3 best green places to escape to from the busy Tokyo

Tokyo will never stop to fascinate us! Not only by the glimpse of metro city, the amusing Disneyland, beautiful rainbow bridge and Asakusa temple, but also by many other things that not many people know of. Tokyo also has many green landscapes from city parks, Japanese gardens to the countless forest parks. These are some…

Happoen Garden, the hidden ambience of Tokyo

Japan is a country of nature. It has plenty of beautiful landscapes that are worth discovering. It is said that Japan is the runaway place for those who want to unwind with the help of nature. Why? Well, here is one of the thousands of reasons why. Happoen Garden Happo-en (which means a garden beautiful…

Kenrokuen Garden, one of the Most Beautiful Gardens in Japan

Kenrokuen Garden is one of the three famous gardens along with Korakuen in Okayama and Kairakuen in Mito. These three gardens are known as “Nihon Sanmeien” (The Three Great Gardens of Japan). Kenrokuen Garden is located on a hill in the centre of Kanazawa city, outside the gates of Kanazawa Castle. Kenrokuen Garden was opened…

The art of the Japanese Gardens

Even those who live outside of Japan probably also know that Japanese gardens have a unique and different style. In Japan, the garden design is one of the most important forms of art. The most beautiful Japanese gardens can mostly be found in Kyoto. Japanese gardens styles also vary; dry stone gardens that are used…

8 Elements of the Japanese Gardens

In Japan there are many beautiful gardens that you can visit to witness some traditional landscaping. Throughout history many different styles of Japanese gardens were developed, these gardens were built for several purposes, from offering exquisite views to allowing quite contemplation. If you enter a Japanese garden you will notice several different common aspects which…