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“better on a weekday. only worth it to eat lunch in the resto!”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden
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$138.87*
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Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour, Tango Show with Dinner and...
Ranked #17 of 724 things to do in Buenos Aires
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A tranquil Zen garden complete with fish ponds and an arched bridge even offers a traditional tea house.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“better on a weekday. only worth it to eat lunch in the resto!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

If you've never been to a Japanese garden, then it will be magical. If you go on a weekday, it will be peaceful. If you go on a sunny weekend, then you will instead critically note that you have paid for the experience of looking at trash-littered walkways, dying patches of grass, obese fish with festering sores on their scales, dirty pond water, and hearing the clamor of children begging for more pesos to buy more fish food, thus disturbing whatever Zen moment you were hoping to have strolling in the gardens park.

Towards the back is an authentic Japanese restaurant that only serves lunch. Make reservations and hide out there, away from the crowds.

Visited March 2012
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Washington, DC
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“Worth a Walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

It is a very charming garden, a good diversion for about an hour or so. I never have seen so many dragonflies in one place.

Visited January 2013
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Philadelphia area
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“If you've never seen a Japanese garden, maybe it's worth it. Otherwise not.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

We expected to pay an admission of US $4-5 and were pleasantly surprised to find that this attraction is free for people over 65 (with document of proof of age). This is good, because as something free we didn't mind it. If we'd needed to pay, I'd be complaining. If you've been to the Japanese gardens in Rockford Illinois or the Pacific Northwest of the US you'll find this a real disappointment. Very little is special, and the water is so clouly any fish aren't visible.
But it's a nice, tranquil place in the middle of the city, with plentiful benches, so it's worth it for that. And for the intercultural exchange and interest that it represents.

Visited January 2013
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Rio de Janeiro
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“Relaxing atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Although I went in the winter and it was rather cold, the manicured gardens, the streams ,little lakes and small bridges, the tranquility it inspires, really paid the visit.

Visited August 2012
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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“Beutiful garden to relax”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

It is a nice typical japanese garden. It is small but you can sit and read. A space to relax in the middle of the city. There were some kids having fun.

Visited January 2013
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