Kyoto, Japan

白龍園(京都府京都市左京区鞍馬二ノ瀬町)

Hakuryuen is not open to the public. “The last brightness of the already-gone day burned darkly on a cloud that went slate colored as I watched. The air hummed and buzzed with insects, but their noise was a form of silence, not a sound, and over the whole garden lay a cushiony emptiness that absorbed and blotted up every vibration of air. I listened until the stillness rang in my ears. The garden, unstirred by the slightest wind, darkened as I watched it, like a curing Polaroid film.”

- William Corey