Sand and Stone:  A Guide to Kyoto’s Gardens

Sand and Stone:  A Guide to Kyoto’s Gardens

Kyoto’s gardens are as varied as they are numerous.  The fine raked gravel of Zen gardens, like an abstract painting, provoke contemplation.  The stroll gardens, with their ponds and evergreens, foster mindfulness and offer a new view around every turn.  And finally, there is the refined rustic simplicity of the tea garden, which provides an oasis of calm…