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A part of the great garden of the main castle of Kyoto, Nijo Castle (Nijo-jo), the Tokugawa shoguns' residence. Japanese gardens are usually divided into two main groups; hill gardens, called "tsukiyama", featuring hills combined with a pond and a stream, and waterless stream gardens, "karesansui" in japanese, realized using sand, rocks and trees, but not water. The aim of both types of gardens is to reproduce in a small size the scenic beauty of the nature. This wonderful and wide garden is a "tsukiyama".

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