This papers reviewed the creation of West Lake poetry in Korea and Japan after the Hangzhou West Lake culture was introduced into both countries. First of all, the article briefly introduces the historical process of the introduction of West Lake culture, and following with the creation of West Lake poetry in Korea and Japan. Then, through the analysis of specific works, the literary image of West Lake poetry in Korea is summarized as “Dream” type and pointing out that the poets used the seek for Lin Bu and his incarnation, the plum blossom, as the main content of their “west lake dreams” which creating its tragic artistic characteristic while the literary image of Japanese West Lake poem is summed as the “Painting” type, content involves Lin Bu, plum, Su Shi and Su Causeway with the characteristic of small and static. Finally, it points out the cultural psychologies behind two types, what hides behind the “Dream” is actually the confucian idea of participation into the society. The West Lake poets in Korean Peninsula revered Lin Bu, a ture hermit, but in fact it’s a way of expressing their politically frustration and painful concerns of the country's destiny. The “Painting” type of Japanese West Lake poetry embodies the ubiquitous sense in their cultures of downsizing, which means by various art reproduction forms, the poets favoured downsizing large, distant, natural objects or landscapes and placed them close to enjoy. The different cultural psychologies of Korean and Japanese West Lake poets finally determined different literary images of their poems.