Visitors 14
Modified 19-May-14
Created 19-May-14
28 photos

"The Shugaku-in was originally constructed by the retired Emperor Go-Mizunoo, starting in 1655, with the initial construction completed in 1659." (Wikipedia 5/2014). It has wonderful gardens (upper, middle, and lower). The paths are quite intentional, revealing the views at the proper time.

Prof. Masako Bando of Kyoto University kindly helped me gain admission -- and accompanied me! Such tours of imperial villas are usually reserved for visitors to Japan, and perhaps their Japanese hosts.
Up the PathGarden with BlossomsGardenPavillion in GardenHill with Blossoms from PathwayGarden Rock, Petals, MossGarden PondTree with LanternVisitor with PavilionModern ArchitectureBlossoms & RoofField & HillCultivated FieldBranches against the SkyView with KyotoView from High PavilionConstrained ViewPavillionWalkway StonesGarden with Moss & Lantern