Japanese Garden is a splendid stroll style water garden, created as a part of Japan’s display for the 1970 World Exposition. The garden belongs to Expo ’70 Commemorative Park and locates in the northern part of Osaka, Japan.
This 64 acre magnificent water garden was designed by TAJI Rokuro, a 20th century Japanese garden designer and city park planner. Taji also worked on gardens and parks, including Osaka Castle Park.
Finding Splendid Water gardens in Osaka!
Japanese Garden is composed of four sections. Each section shows the different styles of historical periods in garden landscaping. A sense of richness and luxury is certainly felt around the water area. The garden gave me the richest time I ever had while I worked on my photo/video assignment in Osaka.
After National Museum of Ethnology, I visited Japanese Garden. A splendid view of the landscape welcomed me at a large wooden deck. It surprised me because I did not expect that the City of Osaka holds such a spectacular water garden! A sense of much spaciousness, well designed and maintained water gardens, all of all made me really special to be in the garden!
I saw a couple, enjoying a view of garden landscape. They were quietly sitting on a wooden long chair together. I greeted and asked them to photograph the image behind them. In holding the scenic landscape in front, a sense of time goes away, and the mind gets still.
An attractiveness of a stroll style water garden is in a change of landscapes. While visitors walk around ponds, enjoy finding elements of nature. Mountain, beautifully shaped and smooth on a surface, is situated behind a pond. Rocks are arranged as an expression of little islands. In the gardens, water represents the ‘progress of mankind’ and a ‘stream of time’, creating a sense of harmony within the landscape.
Enjoy the reflections of plants, which are designed to create a sense of spaciousness in landscape. Beautifully arranged and maintained pine tree attract visitors’ eyes. The shapes and designs of them have been carefully maintained by taking many years. A floating little island holds plants and pine trees invoking a garden style of Heian period such as OGAWA Jihei’s Shinen and Keitakuen gardens.
Japanese Garden locates in Expo ’70 Commemorative Park, a former site of the 1970 Osaka World Exposition. The visitors of the park cover Japanese Garden, National Museum of Ethnology and the Osaka Expo ’70 Stadium within a day. The Tower of the Sun, a landmark of Osaka, welcomes visitors on the way to Japanese Garden. Japanese Garden is the place I highly recommend anyone to visit while you stay in Osaka.
Enjoy your day maximal at Expo ’70 Commemorative Park!
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