Koko-en Garden (好古園 Kōko-en) (sometimes called Himeji Kōko-en) is a Japanese garden located next to Himeji Castle in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. It was constructed in 1992 at the site of the lord's west residence, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Himeji municipality. The garden is about

Haradani-en Garden

Haradani-en Garden which is located on top of a steep hill above Kinkakuji Temple in the north west of Kyoto is a privately owned garden covering 13,000 square meters with a variety of cherry trees to see, especially the late-flowering weeping cherry blossom.

Shoseien Garden

Shosei-en is a second residence of Higashi Hongan-ji, that originally was constructed as a retreat of the chief priest Sen'nyo (1602-1658). This place is also called Kikoku-tei (Trifoliate Orange Mansion) because it was surrounded by trifoliate orange trees. The garden is a Chisen-Kaiyu-Shiki teien (pond stroll garden) with buildings such as

Murin-an Garden

Murin-an (無鄰菴) is a Japanese garden in Kyoto, built by political and military leader Yamagata Aritomo between 1894 and 1898. It is an example of a classical Japanese promenade garden of the Meiji Period. Yamigata Aritomo was an important figure in the politics and military affairs of the Meiji Period. Born


Shinsenen (神泉苑) is a Shingon Japanese Buddhist temple located south of Nijō Castle in the approximate center of the modern city of Kyoto, Honshu, Japan. It was founded by Kūkai in 824 and predominantly consists of a large water garden centering about a pond. It is said to be the oldest existing