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Japanese gardens derive their beauty from a blending of different elements such as sand or gravel, rocks, water, ornaments (lanterns, bridges, etc.), natural plants, and the garden’s surroundings. It is a favorite style of gardening found not just in Japan but worldwide.
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Japanese gardens derive their beauty from a blending of different elements such as sand or gravel, rocks, water, ornaments (such as lanterns or water basins), natural plants, and the garden’s surroundings. Part of the beauty of Japanese gardens comes from the use of these elements for the symbolic expression of religious Shinto and Buddhist beliefs.

The design of the Japanese gardens is based on three basic principles, reduced scale, symbolization, and borrowed view. Gardens in reduced scale represent famous scenes and places in small and confined spaces. Mountain views and rivers are miniaturized using stones, sand and gravel. Symbolization is used in almost every Japanese garden. Raked sand or gravel symbolizes rivers, groupings of stones and rock can represent islands. The groupings are also often expressions of Shinto or Buddhist religious beliefs. Shakkei or borrowed view is the use of existing scenery and plants to supplement the garden. The garden design is made in such a way that the existing scenery becomes part of the total design. There are several different styles of Japanese gardens:

Tea gardens (Cha Niwa or Roji) are a passage from the outside world to the inner world of the teahouse and includes the following elements: Japanese lanteren (toro), crouching water basin (tsukubai), stepping stones (tobi ishi), and a waiting place (machi-ai).

Courtyard Gardens (Tsubo Niwa) are small gardens made in the open spaces between buildings.

Strolling gardens (Tsukiyama and Kaiyu Shikien) are large landscape gardens that often reproduce an existing landscape on a smaller scale.

For more information and a huge database of Japanese gardens visit www.jgarden.org

Instructions for Posting a Japanese Gardens Waymark:
Required information is:
  • the garden name,
  • its specific location (if it is part of a larger garden or arboretum),
  • the city it is located in,
  • any fees required to see the garden,
  • and a photo of a panoramic view of the garden to be seen on the detail page of the waymark.
Optional, but important information to post is:
  • the garden designer,
  • date of creation (if known,
  • a list any special elements found within the garden (a bridge, pagoda, teahouse, etc.),
  • and the website associated with the garden.
  • A second photographs of a special element of the garden is much appreciated.

Please do your best to provide a well rounded, researched description of your waymark.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To help give a different perspective and to better the waymark for future visitors please tell us about your visit and upload a favorite photograph you took while visiting the garden. Although visiting this waymark in person is the only thing required of you to receive credit for your visit, taking the time to add this information is greatly appreciated.
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Japanese GardensEngaku-Ji Temple Garden - Kamakura, Japan

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A Japanese Garden inside the Engaku-Ji temple complex.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netdust

location: Kanagawa, Japan

date approved: 9/18/2014

last visited: never

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Japanese GardensLos Medanos College Japanese Garden - Pittsburg, CA

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A small Japanese garden in Pittsburg, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 9/15/2014

last visited: never

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Japanese GardensSerenity Garden, Bethlehem Public Library - Bethlehem, PA

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Serenity Garden is a Japanese garden with a tea house, located east of the Bethlehem Area Public Library.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/15/2014

last visited: never

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Japanese GardensJapanese Garden in Prague Botanic Garden / Japonská zahrada v Pražské botanické zahrade (Prague)

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Depicted Japanese Garden (Japonská zahrada), a part of Prague botanic garden in Prague' district Troja, is without any doubts the most beautiful and also the most visited Japanese garden in the country...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/23/2014

last visited: 6/28/2014

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Japanese GardensJapanischer Garten des EKO-Haus der Japanischen Kultur e.V., Düsseldorf, Germany

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Japanischer Garten des EKO-Haus der Japanischen Kultur e.V. in Düsseldorf. // Japanese Garden of the "EKO-Haus der Japanischen Kultur e.V.", Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Scael

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 6/8/2014

last visited: never

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Japanese GardensKOFUKU NO NIWA, Bad Langensalza, Germany

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Der Kofuku no Niwa, Garten der Glückseeligkeit, in Bad Langensalza. // The japanese Garden Kofuku no Niwa in Bad Langensalza, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Scael

location: Thüringen, Germany

date approved: 6/2/2014

last visited: never

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Japanese GardensJapangarten Karlsruhe, Germany

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Japanischer Garten im Zoo Karlsruhe. // Japanese Garden Karlsruhe in the Zoo Karlsruhe.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Scael

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 6/1/2014

last visited: 7/28/2014

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Japanese GardensAdachi Park, Belmont Western Australia

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A riversdide japanese garden

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 5/7/2014

last visited: never

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Japanese GardensJapanese Garden - National Botonic Gardens of Wales.

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The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Created within a beautiful Regency park. features a Japanese Garden called 'Sui Ou Tei' designed by Professor Masao Fukuhara. Located in Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, South Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/4/2014

last visited: never

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Japanese GardensJapan Garden - 1990 LGS-terrain - Würzburg, Germany

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Japangarten - LGS 1990-Gelände Japan Garden - 1990 LGS-terrain

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member goof390

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 3/18/2014

last visited: never

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Japanese GardensWalkden Gardens Japenese Garden - Sale, Uk

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This Japanese garden is one element of a number of distinct areas in Walkden Gardens.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Northwest England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/15/2013

last visited: never

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Japanese GardensJardin de Sakuraï - Chartres, France

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This a japanese garden located in Chartres, which is a city geminated with Sakuraï in Japan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tofixe

location: Centre, France

date approved: 9/18/2013

last visited: never

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Japanese GardensJaapani Aed - Kadriorg Park - Tallinn, Estonia

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Japanese garden at Kadriorg park, in Tallinn, Estonia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob

location: Estonia

date approved: 9/5/2013

last visited: 9/7/2014

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Japanese GardensChi-Lin Garden - Mountain View, CA

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A small Japanese garden in Mountain View.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 8/30/2013

last visited: never

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Japanese GardensYume Japanese Gardens of Tucson, Tuson, AZ

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Yume Japanese Gardens is the living expression of an ancient Japanese heritage. Covering three quarters of an acre in Tucson, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poehunters

location: Arizona

date approved: 8/7/2013

last visited: 8/14/2013

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Japanese GardensJapanese Garden at Sonnenberg - Canadaigua, NY

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This Japanese garden was added to the Sonnenberg estate in 1906, the tea house added in 1908. This is one of 10 significant gardens installed on the estate, now a public park, in the late Victorian era for Mary Clark Thompson.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 7/14/2013

last visited: never

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Japanese GardensCottonwood Falls Park Japanese Garden - Nelson, BC

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This garden is part of Cottonwood Falls Park, near downtown Nelson.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/16/2013

last visited: 1/6/2014

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Japanese GardensNikkei Internment Memorial Centre Japanese Garden - New Denver, BC

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This memorial centre, dedicated to the people of Japanese descent who were wrongfully interned during WW II, is at 306 Josephine St. in the village of New Denver.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/5/2013

last visited: 1/25/2014

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Japanese GardensKohan Reflection Gardens - New Denver, BC

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Along the shore of Slocan Lake on the southern edge of New Denver, these gardens are intended for the viewer to pause and reflect.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/5/2013

last visited: 1/25/2014

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Japanese GardensOgród Japonski, Wroclaw, Poland

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Japanese Garden as a part of big park - Park Szczytnicki - in Wroclaw.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Arne1

location: Dolnośląskie, Poland

date approved: 5/28/2013

last visited: 10/4/2014

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Japanese GardensFrench Lick Springs Hotel Japanese Garden - French Lick, IN

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New Japanese Garden in the place an old garden stood 100 years ago

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 4/21/2013

last visited: 4/19/2013

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Japanese GardensBamboo Garden - Los Altos Hills, CA

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A bamboo garden at Foothill College.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/18/2013

last visited: never

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Japanese GardensBucharest Japanese Garden in Herestrau Park

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The Japanese garden within Herestrau Park in Bucharest

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member llavids

location: Romania

date approved: 4/16/2013

last visited: 7/15/2013

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Japanese GardensJapanese garden -Haarlemmermeer (NL)

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Japanese Garden of the Floriade 2002

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F

location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 2/9/2013

last visited: never

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Japanese GardensJapanese Garden - Istanbul, Turkey

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Japanese Garden in Istanbul

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Turkey

date approved: 2/5/2013

last visited: never

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