The earliest gardens in Japan were graveled area for the kami to land
  Remains of an early imperial palace garden on the grounds of Nijo Castle, Kyoto
  Garden at Heian Shrine in Kyoto, reminiscent of earlier Shinden style gardens with buildings situated around a central pond
  Detail from the garden at Heian Shrine, Kyoto
  Paradise Garden pond at Byodoin Temple at Uji near Kyoto
  Rock garden at the Shingon headquarters on Mt. Koya
  Garden at a subsidiary temple on Mt. Koya
  Large pond garden at Daikakuji, a Shingon temple in Kyoto
  Pond garden at Daigoji, a Shingon temple in Kyoto
  Formal garden at Daisen-in, a Tendai temple at Ohara near Kyoto
  Informal garden at Daisen-in
  Manshu-in, Kyoto, a Tendai monzeki temple where emperors frequently retired to the monastic life
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