This was one of the most astonishing gardens I have ever visited. The garden is situated within the walls of a samurai palace in Kyoto, Japan. It has been maintained meticulously since the 14th century and you really feel the history sitting within it. Everything was lush and green, however, the most striking aspect about it was how truly different the vegetation in Japan is compared to Boston or Miami. It is a seemingly tiny detail, I mean, who notices plants? That being said, I was blown away.