The garden is really a combination of several types of Japanese gardens. Whereas gardens in the U.S. tend often focus on flowers, that is not the case with Japanese gardens. While there are some flowers, the garden is designed in a meticulous way to reflect Japanese traditions and culture. Even the rocks are carefully arranged with a purpose of creating an atmosphere of serenity and artistry.
Ro Ho En is a combination of three Japanese words. Ro means Heron, a bird symbol of Himeji City. Ho is the Japanese word for the Phoenix bird. En means garden. Ro Ho En, therefore, is a name symbolizing the friendship between the two cities represented in this garden.
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