The Japanese Garden

Pictures of Japanese yards, gardens, designs, and planting ideas

Japanese, Asian, and Oriental style garden plans generally follow several basic design principles. Reduced scale, enclosure, angle of view, borrowed scenery, balance, and symbolism.

While most of us usually don't see or understand all the symbolism in Japanese and Asian landscaping ideas, it's easy to see the other principles in how these designers can plan and create entire "worlds" within a contained space.

Most Oriental style gardens tend to copy nature in miniature. You'll also notice that, in contrast to the Western garden style, the plans don't place as much importance on symmetry. Nature is natural.

The pictures and links here should give you a real good understanding of the basics behind the Japanese, Asian, and Oriental landscaping styles. However, don't forget to take in my own garden designs gallery for more photos and design information.

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Japanese Rock Gardens

Ponds, Bridges, and Landscaping

Gardens of Hakone

Georges Japanese Garden

Oriental Architecture

Pictures and Examples

Japanese Ornaments and Decor

Marc Peter Keane

Japanese Tea Garden

Photo Gallery One

Photo Gallery Two

Japanese Garden Design


Slide Show

Japanese Garden Show

Model Garden

Landscaping Photos


Japanese Garden History and Literature

Characteristics of Japanese Gardens

5 Styles of Japanese Gardens

Principles of Japanese Landscaping

Japanese and Western Gardens

Principles of Japanese Design

Parks and Gardens

Japanese Garden Plants

Japanese Plant Index

Popular Plants

Japanese Garden Plants

Popular Plants in Japan

Maple Trees

How To

Make a Shishi Odoshi

How To Make a Hypertufa Japanese Lantern

Making a Rain Chain

Zen Garden How To


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