I loved Katsura, one of my favorites of the Imperial holdings for sure. The attention to detail in the landscaping is impressive when you understand the meaning behind it, but that requires understanding Japanese in order to understand the guide. The English audio provides a decent explanation, but being able to understand the guide or having a guide of your own for your own language will greatly enhance your experience. Even if you don't understand Japanese, you'll still be able to appreciate the significant beauty of the garden.
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