The Garden Guide

Book: Landscape Gardening in Japan, 1912
Chapter: Chapter1. History

Kyoto Imperial Palace Ike-no-Niwa

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Some reference must be made to the grounds of the Imperial Palace at Kioto, principally those parts known as the Ike-no-Niwa, or Lake Garden, and the Tsune-goten-Niwa, or Garden of the Tsune-goten* (*Tsune-goten,�the name given to the Mikado's private chambers in the Kioto palace.). The former has a fine lake ornamented with fancy bridges of wood and stone and picturesque water-worn rocks; the banks are adorned with rounded bushes and dwarf pine trees, and higher trees occupy the background. Also worthy of notice are the gardens of the Nijo Castle in Kioto, and the Momoyama-goten in Fushimi near to the Osaka Citadel.