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Description:
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.
Expanded Description:
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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DE: Der japanische Garten Leverkusen ist Teil des Carl-Duisberg-Parks in Leverkusen. EN: The Japanese Garden Leverkusen is part of the Carl Duisberg Park in Leverkusen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FamilieFrohne

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 1/23/2021

last visited: 2/2/2021

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Japanischer Garten des EKO-Haus der Japanischen Kultur e.V. in Düsseldorf. // Japanese Garden of the "EKO-Haus der Japanischen Kultur e.V.", Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Scael

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 6/8/2014

last visited: never

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Beautiful japanese Garden within the bigger "Nordpark" public park. / Wunderschöner japanischer Garten im öffentlichen Nordpark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DieCacherGirls

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 12/21/2012

last visited: 9/27/2022

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The Japanese Garden in the Rheinaue Leisure Park - Bonn, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Maisi2

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 7/16/2016

last visited: 8/29/2022

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Japanese garden in the ZOO Duisburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Waupe

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 9/4/2011

last visited: 5/12/2019

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Japanischer Garten Westfalenpark - Dortmund, NW, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member luzzi-reloaded

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 6/5/2012

last visited: 8/9/2014

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A Japanese garden as symbol of city partnership.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ColleIsarco

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 12/15/2016

last visited: 1/2/2017

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