Gardens of Japan

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Day Trips, Gardens of Japan

Nanzen-ji Temple Complex, Kyoto

During my time here in Japan, I’ve made it a point to spend my oh so infrequent days off experiencing temples, gardens, and other culturally important sites.  My breaks from the bonsai grind generally leave me even more tired than normal as I go into “tourist mode” and see as[...]

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Gardens of Japan

Jizo-en and Saihoji aka “Kokedera”

Jizo-en and Saihoji aka “Kokedera”. Saihoji is my all – time favorite garden and a photo of this amazing place triggered my interest in Japanese art and culture.  Jizo-en aka the Bamboo Temple, is located nearby.  Saihoji requires an advance reservation.  Bonsai Art of Japan Episode 4; Saiho-ji Footage @[...]

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