In the cultural capital of Japan, you can experience some of the most sublime and tranquil gardens in the country. Every shape, size and type is on display, from dry stone Zen gardens designed for peace and relaxation to gorgeous stroll gardens designed for the recreation of lords and shoguns. Ready to explore? Here are the most beautiful traditional Japanese gardens in Kyoto.
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