Japan seems to be a country and a culture that appreciates reflection and beauty. These values come together in a unique way when it comes to the gardens of Japan. Your solo travel advisor Astrid Clements loves exploring gardens on her adventures, and what a treat were the gardens she viewed in Japan. One part aesthetics; one part philosophical ideals, Astrid is going to transport us, through the magic of podcasting, to the spectacular gardens of Japan.

Questions answered on this episode:

  • What types of gardens can visitors find in Japan?
  • Is nature part of the spiritual life in Japan?
  • Is there a difference between Japanese gardens and shrines?
  • What gardens does Astrid recommend in Japan?
  • Is the Peace Garden in Hiroshima worth visiting?

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