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Japanese Landscape Garden – Koishikawa Korakuen
Japanese Landscape Garden – Koishikawa Korakuen
Mon, 6 Dec 12:00 AM - Japan
Koishikawa Korakuen is a traditional Japanese landscape garden located in the central part of Tokyo. First built in 1621 by the Mito clan (samurai feudal lord), it's one of Tokyo's oldest and finest gardens. While walking in the garden, you can enjoy beautiful miniature landscapes of Japan, mountains, islands, rivers, lakes, rural farmlands, etc. The style is called "stroll garden" or "Daimyo (feudal lord)" garden. A unique aspect of Koishikawa Korakuen is the Confucian influence in this garden. Senior samurai warriors highly regarded Confucianism at that time, and a Confucian scholar Zhu Zhiyu from the Ming dynasty, helped the Mito design the garden. Because of its historical and cultural importance, Koishikawa Korakuen is designated as a national cultural property (a special historic site and a special scenic spot.) You can also enjoy different faunas and floras according to the season, plum blossoms, cherry blossoms, irises, autumn colour, etc. While you enjoy the beauty of the miniature landscapes, you can learn about the philosophy and meanings of the design and the objects of the garden. This tour is highly recommended if you like a slow-moving, calm, and peaceful stroll in a beautiful garden as well as Japanese garden design and philosophy.
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