Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto
1. Kyoto’s many Japanese gardens reflect the city’s timeless tradition of appreciation for architectural treasures and scenic beauty.
2. The Japanese Garden is an art form with a long history dating back around the 3rd century. There are many different styles of gardens, including karesansui (dry landscape), which expresses currents of water through sand and pebbles alone. These gardening styles mirror the classic techniques of Japanese paintings.
3. Japan’s four seasons are often captured in Japanese gardens. Through the blossoms of spring, a cool pond in summer, autumn colors, and a snow-clad landscape in winter, visitors can enjoy different scenic views according to the season of their visit.
4. Kyoto’s Japanese gardens were designed and built by celebrated landscape architects and painstakingly preserved through the dedication of Buddhist priests and gardeners over many years — even hundreds of years.
5. Some people visit the gardens to avoid boisterous student groups on school excursions. The purpose of the Japanese garden is to give solace to visitors.