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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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  • Location (specific park it is located within)
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Japanese garden at the pavillion of Japan at the Floriade 2022

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location: Flevoland, Netherlands

date approved: 5/28/2022

last visited: 7/7/2022

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A beautiful Japanese Garden in Amersfoort Zoo.

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location: Utrecht, Netherlands

date approved: 4/20/2015

last visited: 5/2/2022

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The Japanese Garden in the Binnenhof in the Máxima Park in Utrecht is surrounded by hills with 5000 white and purple rhododendrons, which are in full bloom from the end of April to the end of May.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Utrecht, Netherlands

date approved: 10/18/2022

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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: 9/22/2022

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Great Japanese gardens in the Haagse Hout in the Hague

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location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 2/22/2020

last visited: 7/18/2022

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