Famous Gardens Kyoto Area

When it comes to gardens, Kyoto is THE place to go. It has been the political, religious and cultural capital of Japan for several centuries, and this environment has fueled the development of all major Japanese traditions. Emperors, aristocrats, samurai - they all included wonderful gardens in their residences, some of which can still be explored today.

Literally hundreds of temples and shrines have been built and destroyed over the course of the centuries – yet some of their gardens have survived for you to visit them...

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The Gardens

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