Experience – Buenos Aires, Argentina: Japanese Garden (Jardín Japonés)
- Address: Av. Casares 2966, C1425 CABA, Argentina (Casares & Pres. Figueroa Alcorta) (Google Maps)
- Hours: Monday – Sunday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Recommended Time: 2 hours
- How to arrive: By car, walking
- Price: Ticket prices vary
- Website: jardinjapones.org.ar
- Ideal Month(s): October – May
- Activities: Walking, relaxing, photography, cultural immersion
The Japanese Garden (Jardín Japonés) was donated to the city of Buenos Aires by the Japanese Embassy in Argentina in 1967 as a physical expression of the eternal friendship between Argentina and Japan. The garden is considered a “Little Japan in Argentina” and serves as an oasis of harmony and quietness in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the chaotic city of Buenos Aires.
To many residents, the Japanese Garden is considered a living museum, where human intervention goes together with the whims of Nature. The garden hosts delicate cherry flowers in winter, violet water lilies in summer, bright yellow leaves of the ginkgo biloba in autumn, and big azaleas in spring. Additionally, there is a wide variety of plants, a pond with koi, an island with bright redbridges, and sculptures based on Japanese culture. The garden also has a cultural center, a Japanese restaurant, a shop and a small nursery where visitors can buy bonsai trees and other plants.
The entire garden is walkable in 30 minutes, however most visitors spend hours relaxing and experiencing the grounds.