Dec.07, 2023

Adachi Museum’s Japanese Gardens Ranked as Number One for the 21st Consecutive Year

The Adachi Museum’s gardens have been ranked as number one in the “2023 Japanese Garden Ranking,” and this marks the 21st consecutive year in the number one spot. The ranking includes nearly 1000 places throughout Japan, including historical sites, and was compiled by Sukiya Living Magazine: The Journal of Japanese Gardening, a US magazine that focuses on Japanese gardens.

Top 5 Gardens in the 2023 Rankings
1. Adachi Museum of Art (Shimane)
2. Katsura Rikyu (Kyoto)
3. Yamamoto-tei (Tokyo)
4. Minami-kan Restaurant (Shimane)
5. Sekitei(Teien no Yado) (Hiroshima)

“Sukiya Living Magazine : The Journal of Japanese Gardening,” a bi-monthly journal, was first published in 1998, in order to introduce Japanese gardens to the world. The journal is published by Douglas Roth, who is based in the U.S. Today, it has subscribers in 37, mainly English-speaking, countries. The journal’s ranking attempts to draw people’s attention to garden aesthetics and atmosphere, rather than size or fame. To do this, experts in Japan, the U.S. and Australia investigate gardens throughout Japan, and comprehensively judge them, estimating garden quality, the balance between the garden and the building, and support for the visitor.

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