10 Japanese-style Gardens

This idyllic garden looks out toward Mt. Fuji, Japan's highest mountain. See more famous gardens pictures.
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Japan has a rich gardening heritage that goes back more than a thousand years. Japanese gardens give visitors peaceful places to meditate, and they typically feature natural elements that serve symbolic functions. Simple yet stunning, these unique retreats come in multiple varieties. In this article, you'll learn about 10 styles of Japanese gardens and the distinctive qualities of each.