Hasselt Japanese Garden in Hasselt, Belgium

HASSELT JAPANESE GARDEN: Hasselt Japanese Garden is a little piece of Japan in Belgium. This is a miniature version of the real natural beauty reconstructed the way Japanese have been doing for centuries. This is a must-see spot in Hasselt since it’s the biggest Japanese garden in Western Europe. Built about 20 years ago, the art of landscaping of this imperial garden depicts calm mountain scenery, with soothing sound of river, and view of rocks. Japanese style house, cherry blossoms, a Shinto temple, water-falls, and clear water are just some ideal things to give its visitors some inner peace and tranquility.

Enjoy the pictures that I took during our visit and don’t forget to visit Hasselt Japanese Garden if you are ever in Belgium:

Hasselt Japanese Garden in Hasselt, Belgium
Hasselt Japanese Garden in Hasselt, Belgium
          
Hasselt Japanese Garden in Hasselt, Belgium
Hasselt Japanese Garden in Hasselt, Belgium
        
Hasselt Japanese Garden in Hasselt, Belgium
Hasselt Japanese Garden in Hasselt, Belgium
       
Hasselt Japanese Garden in Hasselt, Belgium
Hasselt Japanese Garden in Hasselt, Belgium
      
Hasselt Japanese Garden in Hasselt, Belgium
Hasselt Japanese Garden in Hasselt, Belgium
     

Entry fee to the garden is 5 euros per person (kids 12 years and below are free). The park is open from 2 – 6pm during the summer time. Couple hours inside the park is sufficient. We didn’t find any place to have lunch (thank god we brought sandwiches with us that day) but you can find tea and some snacks in the center of the park, just follow the sign.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. angelinahue
    May 25, 2013 @ 01:20:12

    Oh wow! What a pleasant surprise! This just gave me an idea for a birthday surprise : )

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  2. Gypsy Bev
    May 24, 2013 @ 05:42:46

    We have a smaller version of a Japanese Gardens about 50 miles from here at Dawes Arboretum. I haven’t been there for a while, but sounds like a good idea for a Gypsy Road Trip. Your pictures are beautiful!

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    • Globe Runner
      May 25, 2013 @ 00:40:32

      Thanks Bev, I always like to go to Chinese/Japanese gardens, we had one in Portland, OR and there is one in Brussels city center…haven’t been there yet. You have a nice weekend

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  3. wanderfam
    May 23, 2013 @ 23:17:57

    Love your blog! The photos are especially amazing. If you have a chance, support a young person blogging about travel, too- my daughter (yes, I’m proud! =)) just posted on http://www.teentraveltalk.com about her trip with her grandma to Europe. Thanks for all your wonderful posts!!

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  4. Rusha Sams
    May 23, 2013 @ 23:16:34

    Absolutely beautiful! And what a find: a Japanese garden in Belgium!!! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com

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