Japanese Garden Reference Guide

 

APPENDICES

Appendix D: Gardens Cited

by Dec 21, 2012Appendices, Handbook0 comments

In this Appendix…

  • A Guide to the Guides
  • Kyoto
  • Nara
  • Tokyo
  • Kamakura
  • Nikko
  • The Rest of Honshu
  • Kyushu, Shikoku and Okinawa
  • North America

 

A Guide to the Guides

The following books and guides will be helpful in learning more about the gardens listed below:

  • Asano, K., G. Takakuwa, F. Dickinson & N. Matsuyama (1970). Invitation to Japanese gardens. Tokyo: Charles Tuttle & Co.
  • Brown, K. H. (2013). Quiet beauty: The Japanese gardens of North America. Photographs by D. M. Cobb. Tokyo, Rutland & Singapore: Tuttle Publishing.
  • Houser, P. & M. Katsuhiko (1996). Invitation to tea gardens: Kyoto’s culture enclosed. Third edition. Kyoto: Mitsumura Suiko Shoin.
  • Mansfield, S. (2009). Japanese stone gardens: Origins, meaning, form. Foreword by Donald Richie. Tokyo, Rutland, Singapore: Tuttle Publishing.
  • Mansfield, S. (2011). Japan’s master gardens: Lessons in space and environment. Tokyo, Rutland & Singapore: Tuttle Publishing.
  • Mizuno, K. (2004). Gardens in Kyoto. Kyoto: Suiko Books.
  • Mutsu, I. (1918; 1995). Kamakura: Fact and legend. With a foreword by Lady Bouchier. Boston, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing.
  • Treib, M. & R. Herman (2003). A guide to the gardens of Kyoto. Revised edition. Tokyo: Kodansha International.
  • Tschumi, C. (2005). Mirei Shigemori: Modernizing the Japanese garden. Photographs by M. W. Saito. Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press.
  • Wright, T. (1990). Zen gardens: Kyoto’s nature enclosed. Photography by K. Mizuno. Kyoto: Mitsumura Suiko Shoin.

The following organizations promote the study and preservation of gardens in Japan:

  • Nihon-teien-gakkai (日本庭園学会; The Academic Society of Japanese Gardens): Fosters and promotes academic research on all aspects of Japanese gardens.
  • Nihon-teien-kenkyū-senta (日本庭園硏究せんた; The Research Center for Japanese Garden Art): Devoted to the study, preservation and promotion of Japanese gardens.
  • Nihon-zōen-gakkai (日本造園学会): The Japan Institute of Landscape Architecture is a national organization devoted to the study of the Japanese garden.

Finally, there are several companies offering personal guided tours of Kyoto gardens. One that has received favorable press in The Japan Times is Kyoto Garden Experience. The guide’s name is Mark Hovane, and he has resided in Kyoto for 23 years.


The Gardens

The gardens in this appendix are listed alphabetically by city or region, and official or useful web sites are provided. In addition, chapters or substantial sections devoted to specific gardens from larger works are listed.  Gardens listed in The JGO World Japanese Garden Database have their names hyperlinked.

Kyoto

Byōdō-in (平等院)
Uji, Kyoto Prefecture
The official homepage is in Japanese with limited English information. Here is a Wikipedia entry that provides reasonable coverage.

  • Fukuyama, T. (1976). Heian temples: Byodo-in and Chuson-ji. New York & Tokyo: Weatherhill/Heibonsha.

Chion-in (知恩院)
Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
The official homepage is in Japanese, with a reasonable English page here.

Chishaku-in (智積院)
Higashikawara-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

  • Mansfield, S. (2011). Chishaku-in. In Japan’s master gardens: Lessons in space and environment. Tokyo, Rutland & Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 44-47.

Daikaku-ji (大覚寺)
Arashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Daisen-in (大仙院)
A sub-temple of Daitoku-ji,
Kyoto

Daitoku-ji (大徳寺)
Kyoto

Enryaku-ji (延暦寺)
Kyoto

Entsū-ji (円通寺)
Kyoto

Funda-in (芬陀院; alt. Sesshū-in 雪舟院)
A sub-temple of Tōfuku-ji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
An English page exists here.

  • Mansfield, S. (2009). Funda-in. In Japanese stone gardens: Origins, meaning, form. Foreword by Donald Richie. Tokyo, Rutland, Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 104-107.

Ginkaku-ji (銀閣寺; The Silver Pavilion; alt. Jishō-ji)
Kyoto

  • Keene, D. (2006). Yoshimasa and The Silver Pavilion: The creation of the soul of Japan. Columbia: Columbia UP.

Heian-jingū (平安神宮)
Kyoto

Hōgon-in (宝厳院)
A sub-temple of Tenryū-ji.
Arashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Hōnen-in (法然院)
Kyoto

  • – . (2012). The Kyoto Beat: Hōnenin. In ko-e: Voices from japan and abroad. Sep-Oct; pp. 22-24.

Jizō-in (地蔵院)
Kyoto

Jōju-in (成就院)
A sub-temple of Kiyumizu-dera, Kyoto

Jōnangū Rakusui-en (城南宮落水苑)
Kyoto

Jōruri-ji (浄瑠璃寺)
Kamo City

Kanji-in (…)
Kyoto

Kanju-ji (…)
Yamashina, Kyoto

Kankyū-an (官休庵)
Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto

Katsura Rikyū (桂離宮; Katsura Imperial Villa)
Kyoto

Kennin-ji (建仁寺)
Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺; The Golden Pavilion)
(Rokuon-ji, Sekikatei Garden)
Kyoto

Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺)
Kyoto

Kōdai-ji (高台寺)
Gion, Kyoto

  • Mansfield, S. (2011). Kodai-ji Garden. In Japan’s master gardens: Lessons in space and environment. Tokyo, Rutland & Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 56-59.

Kōetsu-ji (光悦寺)
Kyoto

Kohō-an (孤篷庵)
(sub-temple of Daitoku-ji)
Kyoto

Kōinzan Saihō-ji (洪隠山西芳寺)
(Koke-dera 苔寺)
Nishikyō, Kyoto

Konchi-in (金地院)
Kyoto

Manshū-in (曼殊院)
Kyoto

Murin-an (無鄰菴)
Kusagawa-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

  • Mansfield, S. (2011). Murin-an. In Japan’s master gardens: Lessons in space and environment. Tokyo, Rutland & Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 34-37.
  • Mansfield, S. (2011). Murin-an Garden: An ode to water. In The Japan times. 30 Jan; p. 12.

Mushakōji-senke (武者小路千家)
(Tea School Headquarters)
Kyoto

Myōki-an (妙喜庵)
Kyoto

Myōshin-ji (妙心寺)
Kyoto

Nanzen-in (南禅院)
Kyoto

Nanzen-ji (南禅寺)
Kyoto

  • Mansfield, S. (2009). Nanzen-ji. In Japanese stone gardens: Origins, meaning, form. Foreword by Donald Richie. Tokyo, Rutland, Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 96-99.

Nijō-jō (二条城)
(Seiryu-en …)
Kyoto

Ninna-ji (仁和寺)
Kyoto

Nishi-Hongan-ji (西本願寺)
(Kokei-no-niwa …)
Kyoto

Omote-Senke (表千家)
(Tea School Headquarters)
Kyoto

Osawa-no-ike (大沢の池)
(now part of Daikaku-ji 大覚寺),
Kyoto

Reitō-in (霊洞院)
Kyoto

Reiun-in (霊雲院)
(sub-temple of Tōfuku-ji)
Kyoto

Ryōan-ji (龍安寺)
Kyoto

  • Mansfield, S. (2009). Ryoan-ji. In Japanese stone gardens: Origins, meaning, form. Foreword by Donald Richie. Tokyo, Rutland, Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 90-95.

Ryōgen-in (龍源院)
A sub-temple of Daitoku-ji, Kyoto

  • Mansfield, S. (2009). Ryogen-in. In Japanese stone gardens: Origins, meaning, form. Foreword by Donald Richie. Tokyo, Rutland, Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 100-103.

Saihō-ji (西芳寺): See Kōinzan Saihō-ji.

Sampō-in (三宝院)
(sub-temple of Daigo-ji 醍醐寺)
Kyoto

Sanjūsangen-dō (三十三間堂)
Kyoto

Sentō Gosho (仙洞御所)
Kyoto

Shinju-an (真珠庵)
(sub-temple of Daitoku-ji)
Kyoto

Shinsen-en (神泉苑)
Kyoto

Shisen-dō (詩仙堂)
Kyoto

Shōden-ji (正伝寺)
Kyoto

  • Mansfield, S. (2009). Shoden-ji. In Japanese stone gardens: Origins, meaning, form. Foreword by Donald Richie. Tokyo, Rutland, Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 120-123.

Shōren-in (青蓮院)
Kyoto

  • – . (2013). Shōren-in: Where the Kyoto quiet is quieter. In Ko-e: Voices from Japan and abroad. May-Jun; p. 24.

Shōsei-en (渉成園)
Kyoto
Here is a good English site: http://kyoto.asanoxn.com/places/honganji_toji/shoseien.htm.

Shūgaku-in Rikyū-jinja (修学院利休神社)
Kyoto

Suzumushi-dera (鈴虫寺)
Arashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Taizō-in (退蔵院)
(sub-temple of Myōshin-ji)
Kyoto

Tenryū-ji (天竜寺)
Arashiyama-ku, Kyoto

  • Johnson, N. B. (2012). Tenryu-ji: Life and spirit of a Kyoto garden. Berkeley, Ca.:Stone Bridge Press.

Tōfuku-ji (東福寺)
Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

  • Mansfield, S. (2009). Tofuku-ji. In Japanese stone gardens: Origins, meaning, form. Foreword by Donald Richie. Tokyo, Rutland, Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 108-115.
  • Tschumi, C. (2005). Tōfuku-ji, 1939. In Mirei Shigemori: Modernizing the Japanese garden. Photographs by M. W. Saito. Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press; pp. 24-33.

Tōkai-an (東海庵)
(a sub-temple of Myōshin-ji)
Kyoto

Nara

Chikurin-in (竹林院)
Yoshino, Nara, Nara Prefecture

Isui-en (依水園; Neiraku Art Museum)
Nara City, Nara Prefecture

  • Mansfield, S. (2010). Garden dualities. The Japan times. 29 Aug; p.12.
  • Mansfield, S. (2011). Isui-en. In Japan’s master gardens: Lessons in space and environment. Tokyo, Rutland & Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 135-137.

Jikō-in (慈光院)
Yamato Koriyama, Nara Prefecture

Kasuga-Taisha (春日大社)
Nara, Nara Prefecture

Ōmiwa-jinja (大神神社)
Miwa, Nara, Nara Prefecture

Tōdai-ji (東大寺)
Nara, Nara Prefecture

Tokyo

Canadian Embassy Garden
Aoyama-ichome, Tokyo
A contemporary Zen-inspired ishi-niwa, or dry landscape garden.

  • Mansfield, S. (2011). Canada’s hanging garden of stone in Japan. The Japan times. 30 Oct; p. 10.
  • Mansfield, S. (2009). Canadian Embassy. In Japanese stone gardens: Origins, meaning, form. Foreword by Donald Richie. Tokyo, Rutland, Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 148-151.
  • Mansfield, S. (2011). Canadian Embassy Garden. In Japan’s master gardens: Lessons in space and environment. Tokyo, Rutland & Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 108-111.

Chōkoku-ji (長谷寺)
Nishi-Azabu, Tokyo

Dembō-in (伝法院)
(Sensō-ji 浅草寺)
Tokyo

Goten-no-suitei (五典の水庭)
(Asakura-chōsokan)
Tokyo

Gyokudō-bijutsukan (玉堂美術館; Gyokudo Art Museum)
Mitake, Tokyo

Hama-Rikkyū-teien (浜離宮庭園)
Tokyo

Happo-en (八芳園)

Hibiya-kōen (日比谷公園)
Hibiya, Tokyo

Kagoyama-en (香山園)
Machida, Tokyo

Kannon-ji (観音寺)
Nippori, Tokyo

Kiyosumi-teien (清澄庭園)
Kiyosumi, Koto-ku, Tokyo

  • Mansfield, S. (2011). Kiyosumi-teien. In Japan’s master gardens: Lessons in space and environment. Tokyo, Rutland & Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 112-115.

Koishikawa-kōrakuen (小石川後楽園)
Iidabashi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

  • Mansfield, S. (2011). Koishikawa Koraku-en. In Japan’s master gardens: Lessons in space and environment. Tokyo, Rutland & Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 100-103.
  • Nagamura, K. (2015). Nature and nurture in Koishikawa. The Japan Times on Sunday. 28 Jun; p. 16.

Kōkyo Higashi-gyōen (皇居東御苑)
East Imperial Gardens, Tokyo

Kyū-Asakura-kejūtaku (旧朝倉家住宅)
Daikanyama, Tokyo

Kyū-Furukawa-teien (旧古河庭園)
Tokyo

Kyū-Iwaseki-teien (旧岩崎邸庭園)
Tokyo

Kyū-Shiba-rikyū-onshi-teien (旧芝離宮恩賜庭園)
Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo

  • Mansfield, S. (2011). Kyu-Shiba-Rikyu Onshi Garden. In Japan’s master gardens: Lessons in space and environment. Tokyo, Rutland & Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 96-99.

Meiji-jingū-gyoen (明治神宮御苑)
Tokyo

Meiji-jingū-naien (明治神宮内苑)
Tokyo
The official Meiji-jingū site in English provides useful information.

Nezu-bijitsukan (根津美術館; Nezu Museum Garden)
Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo

  • Mansfield, S. (2011). Nezu Museum Garden. In Japan’s master gardens: Lessons in space and environment. Tokyo, Rutland & Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 130-133.
  • Official site in English here.

Nihon-minka-en (日本民家園)
Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture

Rikugi-en (六義園)
Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

  • Mansfield, S. (2011). Rikugi-en. In Japan’s master gardens: Lessons in space and environment. Tokyo, Rutland & Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 86-89.

Sankei-en (三渓園)
Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

  • Here is an official site in English.
  • Bartz, S. (2009). Great love in a garden almost grows: Yokohama’s stunning Sankeien is made for romance – of the ‘two’s company’ type. In The Japan times. 11 Oct; p. 14.

Shinjuku-gyōen (新宿御苑)
Naitocho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

  • Mansfield, S. (2011). Shinjuku Gyoen. In Japan’s master gardens: Lessons in space and environment. Tokyo, Rutland & Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 14-19.

Shizen-kyōiku-en (自然教育園)
Tokyo

Showa-kinen-kōen (昭和記念公園)
Tachikawa, Tokyo

Tokyo-Kokuritsu-Hakubutsukan (東京国立博物館; Tokyo National Museum)
Tokyo

Tonogayato-teien (殿ヶ谷戸庭園)
Tokyo

Tsunamachi Mitsui Club
Tokyo

Yushima-Tenjin (湯島神社)
Tokyo

Kamakura  (Kanegawa Prefecture, Honshu)

Engaku-ji (円覚寺)
Yamanouchi, Kita-Kamakura
An excellent site in English: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~qm9t-kndu/engakuji.htm.

  • Mutsu, I. (1918; 1995). Engaku-ji. In Kamakura: Fact and legend. With a foreword by Lady Bouchier. Boston, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 131-162.

Hōkai-ji (宝戒寺)
Komachi 3-chome, Kamakura
An excellent site in English: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~qm9t-kndu/hokaiji.htm.

  • Mutsu, I. (1918; 1995). Hōkai-ji. In Kamakura: Fact and legend. With a foreword by Lady Bouchier. Boston, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 279-280.

Hōkoku-ji (報国寺)
Jomyoji 2-chome, Kamakura
An excellent site in English: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~qm9t-kndu/hokokuji.htm.

  • Mutsu, I. (1918; 1995). Hōkoku-ji. In Kamakura: Fact and legend. With a foreword by Lady Bouchier. Boston, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 55-59.

Jōchi-ji (浄智寺)
Yamanouchi, Kamakura
An excellent site in English: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~qm9t-kndu/jochiji.htm.

  • Mutsu, I. (1918; 1995). Jōchi-ji. In Kamakura: Fact and legend. With a foreword by Lady Bouchier. Boston, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 168.

Jōmyō-ji (浄妙寺)
Jomyoji 3-chome, Kamakura
An excellent site in English: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~qm9t-kndu/jomyoji.htm.

  • Mutsu, I. (1918; 1995). Jōmyō-ji. In Kamakura: Fact and legend. With a foreword by Lady Bouchier. Boston, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 60-65.

Kenchō-ji (建長寺)
Yamanouchi, Kamakura
The official site: http://www.kenchoji.com/. An excellent site in English: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~qm9t-kndu/kenchoji.htm.

  • Mutsu, I. (1918; 1995). Kenchō-ji. In Kamakura: Fact and legend. With a foreword by Lady Bouchier. Boston, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 107-122.

Kōsoku-ji (光則時)
Hase 3-chome, Kamakura
An excellent site in English: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~qm9t-kndu/kosoku2.htm.

  • Mutsu, I. (1918; 1995). Kōsoku-ji. In Kamakura: Fact and legend. With a foreword by Lady Bouchier. Boston, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 223-224.

Meigetsu-in (明月院)
Yamanouchi, Kamakura
An excellent site in English: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~qm9t-kndu/meigetu.htm.

  • Mutsu, I. (1918; 1995). Meigetsu-in. In Kamakura: Fact and legend. With a foreword by Lady Bouchier. Boston, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 163-167.

Myōhon-ji (妙本寺)
Omachi 1-chome, Kamakura
An excellent site in English: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~qm9t-kndu/myohon.htm.

  • Mutsu, I. (1918; 1995). Myōhon-ji. In Kamakura: Fact and legend. With a foreword by Lady Bouchier. Boston, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 272-276.

Sugimoto-dera (杉本寺)
Nikaido, Kamakura
An excellent site in English: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~qm9t-kndu/sugimoto.htm.

  • Mutsu, I. (1918; 1995). Sugimoto-dera. In Kamakura: Fact and legend. With a foreword by Lady Bouchier. Boston, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 48-54.

Tōkei-ji (東慶寺)
Yamanouchi, Kamakura
An excellent site in English: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~qm9t-kndu/tokeiji.htm.

  • Mutsu, I. (1918; 1995). Tōkei-ji. In Kamakura: Fact and legend. With a foreword by Lady Bouchier. Boston, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 127-130.

Tsurugaoka-Hachiman-gū (鶴岡八幡宮)
Yukinoshita 2-chome, Kamakura
An excellent site in English: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~qm9t-kndu/hachiman.htm.

  • Mutsu, I. (1918; 1995). Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine. In Kamakura: Fact and legend. With a foreword by Lady Bouchier. Boston, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 94-106.

Zuisen-ji (瑞泉寺)
Nikaido, Kamakura
An excellent site in English: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~qm9t-kndu/zuisenji.htm. An English version of the official site: http://www.kamakura-zuisenji.or.jp/en/.

  • Johnson, N. B. (1993). Zen Buddhist landscapes and the idea of temple: Muso Kokushi and Zuisen-ji, Kamakura, Japan. In Architecture and behavior. Vol. 9; pp.[213-226].
  • Mansfield, S. (2012). Kamakura’s historic ‘flowering garden’. The Japan times. 29 Apr; p.10.
  • Mansfield, S. (2011). Zuisen-ji Garden. In Japan’s master gardens: Lessons in space and environment. Tokyo, Rutland & Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 126-129.
  • Mutsu, I. (1918; 1995). Zuisen-ji. In Kamakura: Fact and legend. With a foreword by Lady Bouchier. Boston, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 72-77.

 

Nikko  (Tochigi Prefecture, Honshu)

Futarasan-jinja (二荒山神社)
Nikko

Kami-miyori-suisei-shokubutsu-en (植物園)

Komine-jinja (小峰神社)

Nikkō-Tamozawa-Goyōtei (日光田母沢御用邸)
Nikko

Shōyō-en (逍遙園)
(Rinnō-ji 輪王寺)
Nikko

Tōshō-gū (東照宮)
Nikko

The Rest of Honshu

Achi-jinja (阿智神社)
Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture

Adachi Museum of Art
Shimane Prefecture

  • Mansfield, S. (2010). Adachi still lifes are sure to grow on you. In The Japan times. 24 Jan; p. [?].
  • Mansfield, S. (2009). Adachi Museum. In Japanese stone gardens: Origins, meaning, form. Foreword by Donald Richie. Tokyo, Rutland, Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 132-135.

Chōfū-teien (長府庭園)
Chofu, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Daichi-ji (大池時)
Minakuchi, Shiga Prefecture

Daigan-ji (大願寺)
Miyajima Island, Hiroshima Prefecture

Daishō-in (大聖院)
Miyajima Island, Hiroshima Prefecture

Eihō-ji (永保寺)
Tajimi, Gifu Prefecture

Emman-in (…)
Otsu, Shiga Prefecture

Genkyū-raku-raku-en (玄宮楽々園)
Hikone, Shiga Prefecture

  • Mansfield, S. (2011). A garden pictogram lives on. The Japan times. 29 May; p.10.
  • Mansfield, S. (2011). Genkyu-en. In Japan’s master gardens: Lessons in space and environment. Tokyo, Rutland & Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 104-107.

Ikō-ji (医光時)
Masuda, Shimane Prefecture

Itsukushima-jinja (厳島神社)
Miyajima Island, Hiroshima Prefecture

Izumo-Taisha (出雲大社)
Shimane Prefecture

Jōdo-ji (浄土寺)
Ono, Hyogo Prefecture

Jōei-ji (常栄寺)
Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi Prefecture

  • Mansfield, S. (2009). Joei-ji. In Japanese stone gardens: Origins, meaning, form. Foreword by Donald Richie. Tokyo, Rutland, Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 140-143.
  • Mansfield, S. (2012). Time seems to slow as Joei-ji Garden comes alive. The Japan times. 30 Sep; p. 10.
  • Richie, D. (1995). The Garden at Joei-ji. In Partial views: Essays on contemporary Japan. Tokyo: The Japan Times Ltd.

Kairaku-en (偕楽園)
Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture

Kanjizaiō-in (観自在王院)
Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture

Kenroku-en (兼六園)
Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture

Kishiwada-jō (岸和田城)
(“Garden of Eight Battle Formations”)
Osaka

  • Mansfield, S. (2010). A radical in the stones: From the ashes of Kishiwada’s ancient castle, a most remarkable garden has been grown. In The Japan times. 23 May; p. [?].
  • Mansfield, S. (2009). Kishiwada Castle. In Japanese stone gardens: Origins, meaning, form. Foreword by Donald Richie. Tokyo, Rutland, Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 124-127.
  • Tschumi, C. (2005). Kishiwada-jō, 1953. In Mirei Shigemori: Modernizing the Japanese garden. Photographs by M. W. Saito. Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press; pp. 34-43.

Kōko-en (好古園)
Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture

Kōraku-en (後楽園)
Okayama, Okayama Prefecture

  • Mansfield, S. (2011). Koraku-en. In Japan’s master gardens: Lessons in space and environment. Tokyo, Rutland & Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 74-77.

Mampuku-ji (万福寺)
Masuda, Shimane Prefecture

Mōrishi-teien (毛利氏庭園)
Hofu, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Mōtsū-ji (毛越寺)
Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture

Oyaku-en (御薬園)
Aizu-Matsuda, Fukushima Prefecture

Raikyū-ji (頼久寺)
Takahashi, Okayama Prefecture

  • Mansfield, S. (2009). Raikyu-ji. In Japanese stone gardens: Origins, meaning, form. Foreword by Donald Richie. Tokyo, Rutland, Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 128-131.

Rakuju-en (楽寿園)
Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture
A brief synopsis in English can be found here.

Ryōsen-ji (了仙寺)
Shimoda, Shizuka Prefecture

Ryūsen-ji (龍泉寺)
Osaka

Shukkei-en (縮景園)
Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture

Taikodani-Inari-jinja (太鼓谷稲成神社)
Tsuwano, Shimane Prefecture

Tōkō-ji (東光寺)
Yamanashi Prefecture

Tsuki-no-Katsura-no-tei (…)
Hofu, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Yosui-en (養翠園)
Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture

Kyushu, Shikoku and Okinawa

Garyū-sansō (臥龍山荘)
Ōzu City, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku

Iso-teien (磯庭園)
(Sengan-en) Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Shikoku

Kyū-Tokushima-jō-omote-goten-teien (旧徳島城表御殿庭園; alt. Senshūkaku-teien 千秋閣庭園)
Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture, Shikoku

  • Mansfield, S. (2009). Senshukaku Pavilion. In Japanese stone gardens: Origins, meaning, form. Foreword by Donald Richie. Tokyo, Rutland, Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 136-139.

Omote-shoin (表書院)
(Kotohira-gu; Kompira-san)
Kotohira, Kagawa Prefecture, Shikoku

Ritsurin-kōen (栗林公園)
Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Shikoku

  • Mansfield, S. (2011). Ritsurin-koen. In Japan’s master gardens: Lessons in space and environment. Tokyo, Rutland & Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 82-85.

Shiikina-en (識名園)
(Shichina-nu-Udun 識名の御殿)
Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture

  • Mansfield, S. (2010). Okinawan garden majesty. In The Japan times. 31 Oct; p. [?].
  • Mansfield, S. (2011). Shikina-en. In Japan’s master gardens: Lessons in space and environment. Tokyo, Rutland & Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 138-114.
  • Mansfield, S. (2014). Exploring the realm of Lewchew. In The Japan Times on Sunday. 19 Jan; pp. 16-7.

Shōfuku-ji (聖福寺)
Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu

Suizenji-kōen (水前寺公園)
Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu

  • Mansfield, S. (2011). Shuizen-ji Joju-en. In Japan’s master gardens: Lessons in space and environment. Tokyo, Rutland & Singapore: Tuttle Publishing; pp. 78-81.

 

North America

Butchart Gardens (The Japanese Garden)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Cofrin Asian Art Wing Dry Landscape Garden
Harn Museum (University of Florida)
Gainsville, Florida, United States of America

Japanese Garden
Washington Park Arboretum
Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Kurimoto Garden
Devonian Botanical Gardens
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Nikka-yuko Japanese Gardens
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Nitobe-kinen-teien (Nitobe Gardens)
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • Bridge, Jo (1996). Nitobe-kinen-teien: A guide’s guide to the Nitobe Memorial Garden, University of British Columbia. Vancouver: UBC.
  • Shunmyo Masuno put out a book of prints called Landscapes: Spirit of Zen, which features prints of Nitobe-Kinen-Teien. See also Talbot, Jean (c.1883). Gardens impromptu: Haiku. [Newcastle]: Nimrod Press.

Sansho-en
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Seiwa-en
Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America


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