Enchanting Japanese gardens and green roofs

Stuck in a gloomy wintertime rut? Why not take a little escape into a verdant world of enchanting Japanese gardens, green roofs and planted walls perfect for bringing some sunshine back into your life? Inhabitat spotted and captured several grassy, leafy patches of green on a recent trip to Japan.

Follow the link below to view gorgeous pics of Kinkaku-ji (also known as the Golden Pavilion) in Kyoto; ACROS building in Fukuoka; a green-roofed sign within the walls of Nijo Castle; an ivy-wrapped structure in Osaka; a vegetated roofed hut in Kinkaku-ji; and much more that could just melt your cold weather blues away!

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