For a quiet walk during the week or a not-so-quiet one during the weekend, this is a nice spot a bit outiside downtown. There are exhibitions now and then so check the link below for some information. They also have workshops and lectures.
BIG PLUS: the restaurant serves excellent sushi!
What I did is I went there alone. I needed some quiet time with myself and this is what I got. I went there in the evening and spent there about 2 hours walking around the garden and visiting the cultural centre.
It was truely beautiful because while I was alking around the sun was coming down and there were almost no people around.
What I found there were many trees, plants, artificial lakes, wooden bridges, fish and ducks :).
Info from the net:
This is one of the biggest Japanese Gardens in the world. It is located within Tres de Febrero Park.
The Gardens were created in 1967 by the Japanese community residing in this country as a token of gratitude. Ten years later, the landscape artist Yasuo Inomata redesigned the Garden inspired on the Zen gardens that are generally located at the main entrance of temples.
The garden surface occupies nearly two hectares (5 acres). There is a man-made lake that takes up 70 per cent of the whole garden, as well as several bridges and isles. The main isle is The Gods Island, where you can reach through a curved bridge or the Good Venture Bridge.
The flora comprises 150 species, most of them brought from Japan. The main attractions of the place are the Monument to the Japanese Immigrant - as a homage to the founding community - and the Peace Bell used every year to celebrate the world peace day. You can also enjoy the services of an oriental food restaurant and a cultural place called Tea House that offers exhibitions, shows and conferences related to the Japanese culture.
This park is open everyday, all the year round.
USD 3 as far as I remember.
Every day from 10.00 to 18.00 h.
The garden itslef is not that big but it took me about 2 hours because I wanted to relax. If you just want to see it, it would not take more than 30 min.
After the pleasant Japanese background music as we ate our lunch here, we also thoroughly enjoyed the grounds themselves. With trees and plants from all over the world intermingled with elaborate fish ponds and small rocky hills, the total effect was one of harmony and peace.
The narrow footpaths along the shores of the ponds and across arched wooden bridges provided great vantage points to observe the behaviour of the 2-3 foot long 'Koi' (a type of Carp) fish that have been bred by the Japanese for ornamental ponds. They really became excited and writhed at the surface if some of the tourists obliged them by throwing a few scraps of food into the ponds.
The Gardens also has a small greenhouse type shop that sells plants. In addition, the main building holds Japanese cultural events and displays artworks, especially on the weekends.
I loved the Japanese gardens. It was a beautiful, serene place tojust wander and enjoy the Japanese themed gardens. The bridges over the waterways were lovely.This park is a very popular place for people taking wedding photos and debutante photos. I really loved feeding the huge fish. They practically jump out of the water and feed from your hand. They are friendly enough to also allow you to touch them as you can see in this picture.
If you like a bunch a colorfully colored carp (Koi?), nicely manicured lawns, and cool looking bushes, then this is the attraction for you. Designed and engineered by the team of Inomata and Isakari designed the Japanese Gardens located in the Parque de 3 February. The local Japanese donated the land to the construction of this peaceful garden, with a few lakes bridges and a cool waterfall island.
Open daily from 10am to 6pm, Admission $1 and guided tours are available
By the time our Palermo walk had brought us to the Japanese Gardens, it was another hot afternoon and already 1:30 PM. Fortunately, this place has a great restaurant (see my Restaurant tips) as well as the aethetically-pleasing beauty that the Japanese are so good at!
These classically designed gardens are the creation of Isakari (a civil engineer) and Yatsuo Inomata (a landscape architect). The Gardens opened in 1967 but were donated to the city of Buenos Aires in 1979, courtesy of the Association of Japanese Immigrants.
The Gardens are open from 10 AM to 6 PM and our Saturday entrance fee was A$4 (US$1.40) each. Please see my next Tip for a few more details on these very enjoyable Gardens!
The Japanese community in Buenos Aires donated this garden to the city in 1979 for the State visit by Japan's imperial family. The gardens are beautifully landscaped that has Japanese features including its bridges, temple like statues and koi carps in the lakes. There is a cultural centre next door where they put on cultural shows and displays.
It cost around 10 ARP to visit the garden.
It belongs to the FUNDACION CULTURAL ARGENTINO-JAPONESA. The Jardin Japones is a MUST in Buenos Aires, right located in the ellegant neighborhood of Palermo, I usually say that Palermo is the "Copacabana" of buenos Aires, this garden is simply part of the most beautiful parks in the city, the Japonese Goverment helps to take care of the property, it is a symbol of the great and everlasting friendship between Argentina and Japan...So flowers, lots of flowers are what you are going to see in this beautiful part of Japan in Buenos Aires!;)
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If you are a tango lover, you will see that the tango song Garufa mentions PARQUE JAPONES...Do not misandestand....El Parque Japonés was quite near, between Callao Avenue and parts of Recoleta neighbrhood, it is a place where the people had fun with many toys, it was the Disneyland of the Argentinean, and I am talking about the year 1911, now it does not exist anymore.
In Palermo there is the Jardin Japones, it is a beautiful japonese garden close to the greenest park of the city, the famous Palermo Park, its flowers, its lake full of huge fish makes the most pleasant place in Buenos Aires. It is part of the Fundacion Cultural Argentino Japonesa, and the Goverment of Japan helps alot in the preservation of the park, and if you like flowers, this is the great opportunity to go, and it is also next to the famous Rosedal in Palermo as well!:)
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The restaurant and bar offer a range of traditional japanese meals for lunch and dinner. This place also boats VIP rooms and is set in a typical japanese atmosphere. Open every day fro 10 am to 6 pm.
Entrance: ARS 3
Fue creado en 1967 como muestra de agradecimiento de la colectividad japonesa residente en Argentina. Diez años después, la paisajista Yasuo Inomata lo rediseñó tomando como modelo a los jardines Zen, que son los que se encuentran como acceso principal a los templos. La extensión del terreno es de casi dos hectáreas. En su interior se encuentra un lago artificial que cubre el 70% del lugar y posee varios puentes e islotes. El principal es La Isla de los Dioses, al que se accede a través del puente curvo o Puente de la Buena Ventura. La flora del lugar está compuesta por 150 especies, muchas fueron traídas desde Japón. Entre las principales atracciones del lugar se encuentra el Monumento al Inmigrante Japonés y La Campana de la Paz, con la que todos los años se celebra el día de paz mundial. El jardín tiene una confitería de comida oriental y un pabellón cultural Casa del Té, donde se organizan exposiciones, espectáculos y conferencias relacionados con la cultura japonesa. El parque permanece abierto durante todo el año. Las visitas guiadas enseña los significados de un Jardín Zen, se realizan todos los sábados y domingos a las 15 hs.
Abierto todos los días de 10 a 18 hs
The picture itself shows you how springtime in Buenos Aires is...flowers lots of flowers everywhere! If you like to see flowers, and you are into gardens, you will see that the city is a great example to follow!;)
The flowers are in the japonese garden in Palermo!;)
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This marvelous garden was designed according to the classic landscape Japanese spirit. It was a gift of the Japanese Association in Argentina to Buenos Aires city, in 1979. The beauty of this place combines neat gardens with pools and the typical Japanese architecture.
There you can find diverse vegetal species, ponds with colorful fishes and wooden curvilinear bridges that join different islets. There is a Tea House too.-
Admision: $ 3
Open every day from 10am to 6 pm.-
Este maravilloso jardín fue diseñado de acuerdo al paisaje clásico japones. Fue un regalo de la Asociación de Japoneses en Argentina al gobierno de la ciudad de Buenos Aires, en 1979. La belleza del lugar está dada tanto por sus prolijos jardines, como por su típica arquitectura japonesa. En el jardín pueden encontrarse, diversas especies vegetales, estanques llenos de peces de colores y puentecitos curvos de madera, que unen diferentes islotes. Hay tambien una casa de té que merece una visita.-
Precio de la entrada: $3
Abierto todos los días de 10am a 6pm.
The Jardin Japones is a 2 hectare garden in Tres de Febrero Park near downtown Buenos Aires; it includes a tea house, cascade, and a Koi-pond. The garden was donated to the City by the Japanese community, which has an historical relationship with Okinawa, the origin of some of its earliest settlers.
A wonderful, tranquil Japanese garden about 15 minutes by bus from central Buenos Aires. It contains all the features of a traditional Japanese garden, including streams, waterfalls, tea house, bridges and over 600 carp in the lake. It is possible to buy fish food from the shop and the carp will come and feed from your hand. There are exhibitions and events held throughout the year and information can be found on their website below. It was a beautiful place just to sit and relax after a hectic few days in BA. Hours of opening are 10.00 am until 6.00 pm every day. A short walk away are Palermo Lake and the Rosedal gardens so combined they would make a great day out.
I had to visit at least one garden here ,so after our visit to the cemetary ,a garden seemed like a good stop.
We caught a cab here from Recoletta,good plan as it was much further than it looked on the map.
The garden is small but at 40 years old it has some wonderful trees offering a welcome shade in the hot afternoon sun.There's an enormous willow tree here and gorgeous cherry trees in full bloom.
The water features are beautiful and the entire garden is well maintained.
Admission 5 pesos