The Japanese garden is the true essence of the home. Whether for recreation, admiration, or contemplation, a Japanese garden has a long history that dates back to the Asuka period. There are so many varieties to choose from including the pond garden, paradise garden, rock garden, and tea garden. Each has their own distinct elements and arrangements, yet remain unique and in harmony with the surroundings. The Japanese garden design ideas presented below have been created by our distinguished architects with these traditions in mind. We hope you peruse them and they inspire you and provide direction for your Japanese garden.