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“Not impressed” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden
Av. Casares & Av Figueroa Alcorta, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina (Palermo)
11/4804-4922
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Owner description: A tranquil Zen garden complete with fish ponds and an arched bridge even offers a traditional tea house.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Brooklyn, New York
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“Not impressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

The garden is OK but I don't think it was worth the visit. There are much better gardens all over the world. The place is kept clean but it is fairly small and doesn't have any memorable attractions. It is also a bit out of the city center.

Visited November 2012
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“below average garden”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We have been to a lot of japanese gardens so perheps we are a bit biased. If you have never been to one, then you should check it out. If you have had that experience before this will be underwhelming.

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“perfect small relaxation spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

we love this garden, it is on a smaller side but oh so peaceful, tranquil. Our kids like to go there to feed fish, I like to relax and admire beauty. There also is a a restaurant but food is so so. The entrance is really inexpensive and all kids under 12 are free.

Visited September 2012
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Chicago, IL
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“Just okay.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This Japanese garden was just okay, it was probably a 20 minute stroll all the way around. When we went it was absolutely packed so it was hard to see all the attractions. We actually traveled to Japan and were very impressed by authentic Japanese gardens but this lacked certain character and wasn't too well maintained. The water was dirty and we couldn't see any koi fish, other than the occasional one that would come up really close to the surface. I was actually surprised to learn that this is the biggest Japanese garden in the world outside of Japan., didn't seem like it. I think there are a lot better things to do in Buenos Aires!

Visited October 2012
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“Not impeccably maintained nor perfectly traditional”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

This was ok for a 15 minute stroll but the gardens need more maintenance (dirty water, grass full of weeds) and it's not free (unlike the nearby rose gardens). We enjoyed a special bonsai exhibition and the restaurant was packed but the garden itself was just ok.

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