Urban landscapes in Japanese modern cities are notable for their poor visual scenes: they are often chaotic and sometimes too monotonous where people suffer sensory overload and sensory deprivation (Rapoport, 1980). On the other hand the Japanese circuit-style gardens have long been appreciated for their sequential scenes of beautiful landscapes. If we can learn from the spatial arrangements of the garden, our urban spaces could be designed to provide pedestrians with richer experiences and optimal levels of information. The aesthetic experience in the garden, however, has rarely been analyzed based on physical or objective data because it is difficult to explain by the characteristics of particular elements. In the present study, the aesthetic experience is postulated to depend on the multi-sensory information from the environment, and a method for measuring the relevant variables was developed. By applying the method to circuit style Japanese gardens, the aesthetic value of which has traditionally been recognized, the changes of the physically measurable sensory variables as people moved through the path were objectively described. The changing profile was analyzed to reveal the hidden order or rhythm of the sequential experience.