At the temples of Kyoto, you can enjoy the beauty of Japanese gardens. The most popular garden style is chisen, and chisen gardens are categorized into three subcategories: kaiyu-shiki, kansho-shiki, and shuyu-shiki. This time we’re going to take a look at chisen kaiyu-shiki gardens, which can be enjoyed by taking a leisurely stroll on the market path through the garden, and by enjoying the scene unfolding before you that has been made to look like it was all nature at work. These gardens were at their peak during the Muromachi and Edo periods. At many famous sightseeing spots in Kyoto, you can enjoy gardens like this, so let’s go one step deeper into the world of Japanese gardens, and take a look at the chisen kaiyu-shiki gardens of Kyoto!