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Japanese Garden

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Beautiful garden to enjoy some autumn / fall foliage

The history of the garden dates back to 1985, when the city of Hasselt and the Japanese city of... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
69Wanderlust
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Belgium
So peaceful

Lovely programme for a nice afternoon, for one or one and a half hour. The garden is beautiful. The... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
errearra
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

The history of the garden dates back to 1985, when the city of Hasselt and the Japanese city of Itami signed a friendship charter, allowing them to become sister cities. As a sign of their friendship the city of Itami treated Hasselt to a Japanese...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2018

A Japenese garden in the middle of the town. It is a nice place to visit, to relax and to spend some time with friends or on your own

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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely programme for a nice afternoon, for one or one and a half hour. The garden is beautiful. The booklet available at the entrance is useful to understand the concept. A pity there was no opportunity to drink a tea.

Thank errearra
Reviewed 9 September 2018

The Japanese garden is a real marvel. Perfectly maintained, with a handy and informatic brochure to guide you through, the signs are well placed and you can feed the many koi's that populate the ponds. Sadly, you can not get drinks on a sunday.

Thank Bert B
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We were surprised to be in the middel of the « Manga & Cosplay Festival » and did enjoy very very much!

Thank rudydenolf007
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This is a surprisingly lovely garden, and it's not expensive. At first, right after entering, you're disappointed, but as you go through it, it starts to reveal itself. Don't hurry through it but take some time to enjoy it.

Thank Zaropans
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This was my 3rd time to this garden. I always have a lot more expectations here. It’s beautiful but it’s kind of boring as there’s much change in the garden. Maybe i went there after blossom and that’s why i was a little bit bored....More

Thank melanie213
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A spontaneous stop to have lunch ended up into a surprisingly nice afternoon garden stroll. This well maintained park, with a variety of Japanese garden elements is really great for a relaxing walk, getting in touch with the Japanese spiritual culture or just for taking...More

Thank Timothy G
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This Japanese garden is the work of Japanese architect Takayuki Inoue and is the largest of its kind in Europe. If you are not that familiar with Japanese culture, this is a great place to start. The garden is especially beautiful in spring when the...More

Thank CarolienBAC
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I'm afraid my review is somewhat influenced by the fact that the garden was crowded when we visited; there was a Japanese festival going on (Tanabata), so we came across workshops, special food stands, and many, many people. I'd like to go back on a...More

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