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8 Japanese gardens you should visit in Japan

June 10, 2019
NIPPON HODAI
Bridges, lakes, hill gardens, and rocks. These traditional gardens full of Japanese aesthetic are popular tourist attractions. Here we've selected some especially popular Japanese gardens from the many throughout the country.

[Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture] Kenrokuen Garden

One of the most representative gardens from the Edo period as well as one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. It's located in the heart of Kanazawa where you can enjoy the beauty of all four seasons.
兼六園(KENROKUEN GARDEN)
石川県金沢市兼六町1-4
1 Mar-15 Oct 7am-8pm /16 Oct-end of Feb 8am-5pm
Open all year round
http://www.pref.ishikawa.jp/siro-niwa/kenrokuen/e/index.html
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[Okayama, Okayama Prefecture] Korakuen Garden

Located next to Okayamajo Castle, Korakuen Garden is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. Its landscape has changed over time and is reminiscent of the Edo period.
岡山後楽園(OKAYAMA KORAKUEN)
岡山県岡山市北区後楽園1-5
20 Mar-30 Sep 7:30am-6pm 1 Oct-19 Mar 8am-5pm
Open all year round
http://okayama-korakuen.jp/english/
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[Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture] Kairakuen Garden

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Kairakuen Garden is famous for its plum trees and is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan.
There are approximately 100 different plum tree varieties with a total of 3000 trees within the garden so we highly recommend visiting in spring when they're in bloom!
偕楽園(KAIRAKUEN GARDEN)
茨城県水戸市見川1-1251
20 Feb-30 Sep 6am-7pm /1 Oct-19 Feb 7am-6pm
Open all year round
http://www.koen.pref.ibaraki.jp/foreign_language/en/index.html
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[Yasugi, Shimane Prefecture] Adachi Museum of Art

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Voted the most beautiful garden in Japan 15 years in a row. This beautiful garden is said to look like a painting.
足立美術館(ADACHI MUSEUM OF ART)
島根県安来市古川町320
Apr-Sep 9am-5:30pm, Oct-Mar 9am-5pm
Open all year round
https://www.adachi-museum.or.jp/en/
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[Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture] Ryoanji Temple

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A rock garden with a mysterious composition that is popular with visitors from abroad.
龍安寺(RYOANJI TEMPLE)
京都府京都市右京区龍安寺御陵下町13
1 Mar-30 Nov 8am-5pm /1 Dec-end of Feb 8:30am-4:30pm
Open all year round
http://www.ryoanji.jp/smph/
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[Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture] Ritsurin Garden

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This famous garden, which is designated as a Cultural Property, is the largest of its kind in Japan. There are 6 lakes and 13 hill gardens with over 1,000 pine trees.
栗林公園(RITSURIN GARDEN)
香川県高松市栗林町1-20-16
Depending on the season (Please check the official website for details.)
Open all year round
http://www.my-kagawa.jp/ritsuringarden
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[Nara, Nara Prefecture] Isuien Garden

This garden is divided into the Front Garden from the Edo period and the Back Garden from the Meiji period. You can enjoy two gardens with different charms at the same time.
依水園 (ISUIEN GARDEN)
奈良県奈良市水門町74
9:30am-4:30pm
Tue (except Apr, May, Oct, Nov)
https://isuien.or.jp/en/index.html
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[Fukui, Fukui Prefecture] Yokokan Garden

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This is a quiet and secret place that uses the water from the moat of Fukuijo Castle. This garden has been featured and rated highly in American garden magazines.
養浩館庭園(YOKOKAN GARDEN)
福井県福井市宝永3-11
1 Mar-5 Nov 9am-7pm, 6 Nov-end of Feb 9am-5pm
New Year's holiday
http://fukuisan.jp/en/yokokan/index.html
Go here
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