Kyoto, Japan

桂離宮(京都市西京区桂)

“As we step through the side gate, we feel ourselves transported into an utterly different world from the one we have previously known. Trees, stone, shrubbery each occupies the position it has been commanded to occupy. We are not free to walk around in this garden wherever we please. Stones have been put down for us to walk on, and we must keep to the same paths that the maker of the garden laid out for himself three and a half centuries ago. And just as he himself, walking there, took in the shoreline of the pond, the man-made hills, the teahouses, the shrubbery, so must we take them in, one after another as we stroll these paths.”

- William Corey