The Portland Japanese Garden is a traditional Japanese garden occupying acres, located within Washington Park in the west hills of Portland, Oregon, USA. Portland Japanese Garden is composed of five distinct garden styles
Nachi Falls in Nachikatsuura, Wakayama prefecture is one of the best known waterfalls in Japan. It has a drop of 133 m. It is believed that a kami called Hiryu Gongen which is worshipped at Kumano Nachi Taisha.
Temple Entry, Japan photo via amy. Hard to believe the same nation that perpetuated the rape of Nanking and the Bataan Death March, also gives us rock gardens and some of the most beautiful and tranquil places on earth.
Su Di Bridge on West Lake (Hangzhou, China). The Lotus flowers in the foreground are part of the Quyuan Garden, which features more than 200 species of lotus flowers growing in five ponds. (AND NO, THIS IS NOT JAPAN.