I have heard about the beautiful Japanese rock gardens. Are there such Japanese gardens or parks in Tokyo? If yes, which ones would you recommend to see first?
Anne (New York)
*Your site is very beautiful and interesting.
Reply To Japanese Rock Gardens
A Japanese Rock Garden is such an important part of Japan culture.
Ryōan-ji is perhaps the most famous rock garden in Japan. The garden is simply composed of rocks and pebbles. This minimalism, harmony and balance enables the viewers to enter a state of deep meditation.
The Japanese rock garden is considered a reflection of nature, so you will never see a Japanese flower garden. The elements used are rocks, water, sand and trees, and they are put together to reflect the seasons.
The Japanese treat the garden trees like babies.
You can see trees that have a crutch that was put there to support the lower branches to prevent them from falling and changing the harmony of the scenery.
My favorite Japanese Garden in Tokyo is Rikugien, but there’s many more worth your time.
While you’re visiting, take the time to Have Matcha green tea and Japanese desserts in the little tea house.
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