Buenos Aires Japanese Gardens

The Buenos Aires Japanese Gardens are a public space administered by the non-profit Japanese Argentine Cultural Foundation and are one of the largest gardens of its type in the World, outside of Japan.

Overview

Following the demolition of a similar, smaller garden in the Retiro area, the Japanese Argentine Cultural Foundation secured a title to 2 hectares (5 acres) on the northeast corner of the city's extensive Parque Tres de Febrero for the purpose of creating a replacement. Completed in 1967, the gardens were inaugurated on occasion of a State visit to Argentina by then-Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko of Japan.

Its entrance on Figueroa Alcorta Avenue led to the gardens, a cultural center, restaurant, a greenhouse known for its collection of bonsai trees and a gift shop featuring an extensive selection of Asian garden seeds, as well as craftwork made by artisans on the grounds. The central lake is crossed by the Divine Bridge, traditionally representing entry into Heaven and by the Truncated Bridge, leading to an island where Japanese medicinal herbs are grown.

The lake is surrounded by flora common to Japan, such as sakura, katsura, momiji and azalea. The park, however, also features complementing species native to South America, notably tipa and floss silk trees. The lake itself is populated with carp.

The park is also graced by a Japanese Peace Bell and a large ishidoro (Japanese stone lanterns central to their Buddhist traditions), as well as numerous other granite sculptures. A Japanese Buddhist Temple is maintained on the grounds and the Institute also hosts regular cultural activities for the general public.

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Nelson Haraguchi
11 December 2013
Great view and great place to just sit and relax! Has an entrance fee. But it's not so expensive.
Sole Angel
13 May 2017
Clean and perfect. Super peaceful but usually crowded over weekends. Be ready to pay admission.
Luis Molina
20 July 2015
Small fee to enter. Very nice and beautiful place to visit and hang around. Not Japan of course
Will Vanderhoef
27 August 2017
Don't forget your camera. You'll need it.
D !
20 March 2016
Beautiful place for photo snaps. Peaceful and great sushi inside. You have courses of bonsai and Japanese drums.
Pablo Velazco
1 November 2015
A peaceful place to get in touch with nature, the Japanese culture and yourself.
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