Adachi Museum’s Japanese Gardens Ranked as Number One for the 15th Consecutive Year
The Adachi Museum’s gardens have been ranked as number one in the “2017 Japanese Garden Ranking,” and this marks the 15th consecutive year in the number one spot. The ranking includes more than 900 places throughout Japan, including historical sites, and was compiled by The Journal of Japanese Gardening, a US magazine that focuses on Japanese gardens.
Top 5 Gardens in the 2017 Rankings
1. Adachi Museum of Art (Shimane)
2. Katsura Rikyu (Kyoto)
3. Yamamoto-tei (Tokyo)
4. Heian Hotel (Kyoto)
5. Kasui-en Minami (Shimane)
“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.