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Adachi Museum Gardens

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Ranked the best Japanese garden for 18 consecutive years

Yasugi City




The Adachi Museum’s gardens are rated number one in the 2020 Japanese Garden Rankings, making it the 18th consecutive year they have taken the top spot. The listing is determined by international gardening experts for Sukiya Living Magazine: The Journal of Japanese Gardening, a US magazine, who assess nearly 1,000 gardens throughout Japan.


Top 5 Gardens in the 2020

1.  Adachi Museum of Art (Shimane)

2. Katsura Imperial Villa (Kyoto)

3. Minami-kan Restaurant (Shimane)

4. Yamamoto-tei (Tokyo)

5. Gyokudo Art Museum (Tokyo)


According to the museum’s founder, Adachi Zenko, “A Japanese garden is thought of as a living canvas.” His belief and passion for gardening have been vividly applied throughout the 165,000 square meters of gardens.


Here you can see a wide range of classic Japanese garden styles in once place. From the Dry Landscape Garden to the White Gravel and Pine Garden, the Moss Garden and the Pond Garden, the calm and graceful view expands before you at each step. The combination of such a restful atmosphere and Japanese paintings in the building refresh your spirits. Azaleas in spring, fresh greenery in summer, red leaves in autumn, and snow-covered gardens in winter – throughout the four seasons, the changing scenes of the gardens are a work of natural art.


How to get there


20 minutes from JR Yasugi Station by free shuttle bus or 10 minutes from the Yasugi Interchange (IC) exit on the Sanin Expressway.



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