Japanese Garden of Montevideo
Japanese Garden of Montevideo, all the details about one of the most picturesque attractions to enjoy in the Uruguayan city.
It is located in the Prado neighborhood, in the west of the city and its entrance is through the Juan Manuel Blanes Museum of Fine Arts (here we tell you more about this place). Its official name is Heisei Garden.
It is a donation by Japan to celebrate diplomatic relations between the two countries, which was inaugurated in 2001. It has a total area of 3,000 m2, conceived under the San-Sui style (mountain and water) and was designed by Haruho Ieda, landscape designer of Japanese origin.
Here, you will find a perfect combination of space between sand, rocks, waterfalls, stone and wooden bridges, a lake with koi fish, an island, a tea house, stone paths and a huge variety of plants.
Within the vegetation that you will see here, it has the typical bamboo, garden quince, orchids, azaleas, lilies, cherry trees and native species such as the ceibo, which is the national flower of Uruguay, and the Lapachillo.
Going to this garden is an activity that you can do at any time of the year, but, without a doubt, we recommend you visit it in autumn or spring, since its colors are modified by these seasons.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 12 to 18h. On Mondays it is closed, as are holidays and rainy days. After a storm, it is likely that you will find their doors closed as well. Admission is free and, to follow the tradition, when entering you must take the path to the right if you want to attract good luck!
Get ready to live a different experience and fill yourself with Japanese culture. Entering this garden is like entering a world of stories! Without a doubt, it is an excellent walk to give yourself a moment of relaxation and marvel at all its details.
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