#1 Japanese Garden in the World

The gardens of the Adachi Museum of Art

By Tristan Scholze    - 1 min read


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The museum’s founder, Zenko Adachi, believed that a garden is like a live painting. Since the museum’s opening in 1970, this garden has stayed open every single day, maintained with unbelievable rigor and the constant refinement and tuning of every tiny harmonious detail. The result: the Journal of Japanese Gardens has ranked this the number one garden in the entire world every year since 2003.

You’ll see here the reception garden, the moss garden, the dry landscape garden, the pond garden, the white gravel and pine garden, and tea garden of Juryu-an, and views from the cafe in summer. The bird, a common visitor of the grounds, is a Japanese wagtail.

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Tristan Scholze

Tristan Scholze @tristan.scholze

I'm also known as Faer Out. I love learning about people and nature. I've traveled around the world and throughout Japan, and I hope to continue seeing and experiencing the wonder of this planet as long as I live.Based in Japan for nearly two decades, I'm the Regional Partner here for Fukuoka and Saga Prefectures. In addition to my work at JapanTravel, I have a language school called Rainbow Bridges English Academy in Fukuoka and am very interested in teaching, languages, communication, and photography, among other things. Recently, I've been a guest host on NHK World's J-Trip Plan for Caving Adventures in Western Japan as well as Exploration for Black Gold.I love heading downtown to meet up with friends for a night out as well as being able to hop on my motorcycle and be riding through forest-covered mountains or to sandy beaches in 20 minutes. This area is very photogenic and even after years of exploration, there are still plenty of places to discover each weekend! My photographs are available for purchase on iStock, Shutterstock, and Dreamstime or by contacting me.Please contact me if you have any questions about travel in Japan. I'd also be grateful for any follows on social media!

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Elena Lisina 4 years ago
Very beautiful video and garden! When I come to Japan, the first place that I visit is always Japanese garden! :)
Tristan Scholze Videographer 4 years ago
Thank you, indeed this one is my favorite!
Olga 5 years ago
Looks so peaceful and not crowded! I wanna go there!
Tristan Scholze Videographer 5 years ago
It's quite peaceful and beautiful indeed!