How is this for a garden? No, it is not my Sydney suburban garden, but one in Kyoto, Japan. It is part of the Nijo Castle grounds. Nijo Castle was built in 1603 for one of the Shoguns. I was lucky enough to visit the grounds on a recent trip to Japan, where some of the gardens are amazing. Not only the plants, but the architecture and the water features are so different to here in Sydney. More pics to come in the future.