Japanese aesthetic

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.…

Learn the Art of Bonsai-Making at the Shunkaen Bonsai Museum in Tokyo

Want to make a memorable experience on your visit to Japan? Immersing yourself in another culture is a wonderful step to gain an arsenal of new skills and knowledge that you can bring home. In the process, you’ll learn to respect and value foreign culture and tradition. Most importantly, you’ll be able to expand your…

Appreciate Japanese Nature at the ‘Shrunken-Scenery Garden’ in Hiroshima!

There are so many historic gardens around Japan but only a few offers miniature garden landscapes. One of these is called Shukkeien (縮景園), which literally means “shrunken-scenery garden” in English. It was constructed in 1620 under the order of Asano Nagaakira (浅野長晟), a Japanese samurai, in order to serve as a villa for his family.…