Thoughts for the Eyes
Home to some of the world's greatest outdoor spaces, Kyoto, Japan, is a garden lover's heaven.  If you make the trip, however, there is one garden that stands above all others - an aesthetic treasure, a nature-inspired garden masterpiece that is quite possibly the most beautiful place I've ever been. Owned by the Japanese imperial family, Katsura Rikyu (pronounced kah-tsu-rah ree-kyu) is an estate in Western Kyoto near the Katsura River.  Rikyu means "detached palace," but that translation is a little misleading to English speakers, because the estate does not