Updated: 2017-11-08 16:56
Sesshu Toyo, an artist monk from the Muromachi period (1333-1573), is said to have utilized the landscape artistry techniques that he learned in China when he constructed Gyorakuen. Using the naturall...
Updated: 2017-05-23 16:57
  1. City of Swimming Carp, Shimabara
  Shimabara has always been blessed with plentiful spring water. The “City of Swimming Carp” has been beautifully maintained by local people. The sight of the colorful nishikigoi carp swimming...
Updated: 2017-03-23 16:39
As part of the dying will of feudal lord Kuroda Nagamasa, the Akizuki Castle was built in 1623, becoming the official residence of the succeeding feudal lords of Akizuki. The castle grounds itself is...
Updated: 2016-12-13 17:10
  Said to be founded in the year 178 by a “seiga shonin” (the term for Buddhist monk in Japanese) who came from India, the Sennyoji Daihioin Temple is known as Raizan Kannon. It played an...
Updated: 2016-11-07 15:10
The Japanese Garden at Ohori Park was constructed in 1984 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the park. Surrounded by white plaster walls mixed with wood, the garden area stretches out to 12,000...
Updated: 2016-11-07 14:58
  Gyorakuen is a famous garden built and completed by known Japanese painter Sesshu while he was living in Amagi, Kawasaki during the Muromachi Period. Unable to return to Kyoto during the Oni...
Updated: 2016-10-18 11:01
  This mansion's construction started during the Meiji Era and underwent upgrades and expansion through the Taisho and early Showa Periods. The house is a prime example of moder...
Updated: 2016-09-21 15:17
  Kanjoba no Saka is the strip of slope connecting Kitsuki Castle and the Kitadai Bukeyashiki samurai residential district. The castle fort becomes visible at the top of the hill. During the E...
Updated: 2016-07-15 17:59
  Okayama Koraku-en, together with Kenraku-en in Kanazawa and Kairaku-en in Ibaraki, make up the Three Great Gardens of Japan. It was first constructed 300 years ago under the orders of Tsunam...
Updated: 2016-07-08 10:38
  1. 見浜園1
  Located at the heart of Makuhari-Kaihin Prefectural Park, Mihama-en is a Japanese garden with paths leading to the pond at its center, producing a calm and relaxing atmosphere. A wide expans...

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