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Japanese Garden

Address: Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 23, Hasselt 3500, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 11 23 52 00
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Hasselt
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors

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Glasgow
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I was told this was a must see on visiting Hasselt and I would have to agree. It is very peaceful, well laid out and had a very calming effect. Loved the closeness you can achieve with the carp and the path in front of the waterfall. I visited in spring with the full blossom on the trees but would... More 

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Gingelom, Belgium
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's a really nice garden but too small and not too zen because you can hear all the time the car's noise. 5 euro at the entrance it's really exagerated for what they actually offer. Nice Japanese garden but there's quite nothing to see and only few benches to sit and enjoy the view.

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Gistel, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Quiet, nice architecture, colourful Very well maintained 5 Euro entrancy = priceworthy Visit it before noon, light is softer, colours more beautiful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Beautiful garden with a wide variety of plants and trees. It is great wandering around and if you are into it you can look for all the hidden symbolic meanings in the design of the garden. We did not do the tea ceremony but you can if you make a reservation in advance.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Japense garden is located near the Kapermolen park. If you are in the neighborhood you should definitely pay it a visit. The entrance fee is 5€ which is a fair price. The garden is not very big but if you stroll around it a visit would take about an hour. A lot of people shoot their wedding pictures here... More 

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Schaerbeek, Belgium
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57 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Hasselt is a nice typical belgian town and if you are going their, the japanese garden is worth visiting if you have a car as it is away from the city center. Convenient access beside from ring road and free parking. However the garden may look overpriced (5€) since it quite small. I believe it is still worth visiting if... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Expensive ... perhaps. Beautiful ... certainly. Ideal for a family stroll ... And the tea ceremony is a must !

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

It's a piece of garden in Hasselt with a Japanese Theme. It's amazing place to visit during spring; We were a little too late for the blossoms. Koi fishes are gigantic and vibrant in color. A must visit garden for those who loves gardens.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Bearing in mind that this Japanese Garden is supposed to be one of the largest in the world, outside Japan of course, it's size is disappointing. Walking at a slow pace and reading al info, you can get around in less than an hour. I enjoy free entrance and have been here several times, and the water in the tiny... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The visit was disappointing, probably because we were expecting a quiet place with plenty of plants, garden elements etc. The trees are nice, but you can find them in many places. Traffic noise is very disturbing, absolutely not relaxing at all. And the garden is fairly small. Walking at a slow pace and watching the fishyou do the tour in... More 

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