The Garden Landscape Guide

Sento Gosho Palace Garden

Sento' means retirement and this palace garden, near Katsura and designed at the same time, was made for a retired emperor (Gomizunoo). It is a stroll garden with three sections. The long narrow lake has a tortoise island, an arched bridge and a beach with carefully positioned Odaware stones. There was also a model farm, made to teach the emperor's children about agricultural life.

Kyoto, Japan

It is necessary to apply for permission, in person, one day before a visit.

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Sento Gosho Palace Garden, Kyoto Photograph ©