Seeing Is Believing?
In 2011, the Adachi Museum of Art in Yasugi City, Shimane Prefecture, was ranked as first in Japan by the US magazine “Journal of Japanese on Gardening.” This marked its ninth consecutive year to be accorded such recognition.
Each year since 2003 the journal has sent some 30 experts to Japan to review the gardens at traditional Japanese inns, museums, castles and others, totaling 850 sites in all. The judging standards include quality, harmony with neighboring buildings, treatment of visitors and so on. Ranked in second place for 2011 was Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto, followed by Ritsurin Garden in Kagawa Prefecture.
We suppose that photographs alone won’t show what a superb garden it is. So then, how about going there to see it for yourself?
Adachi Museum of Art
Address: 320, Furukawa-cho, Yasugi-city, Shimane Prefecture