The Stone Garden in Kishiwada Castle brings together the present and the past in a symbolic way. It was designed by Mirei Shigemori; a famous architect and designer who also built the Kokuan tea house in Kyoto. The stone garden represents the hardness of fortification, as well as the eight pointed battleground formation from an ancient Chinese general. Its geometric lines may seem jarring, but to some, it looks like a cave painting. See it for yourself. Kishiwada Castle is accessible from Takajizo Nankai Railway Station, making it an easy trip from Kansai International Airport. Two stops up from Takajizo is Haruki, home to La Park Kispa Entertainment and Shopping Center and Tokori Bowl.
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