Japanese Garden, The Hague

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Visit an oasis of tranquility at the Hague Clingendael Park's Japanese Garden. The garden was established by Baroness Marguerite Mary van Brienen, known as Lady Daisy, who made several trips to Japan in the early 20th century and brought back authentic works of art, as well as garden bridges and the pavilion. In addition to exploring the rich collection of plants, you can admire a variety of lanterns, statues, and a Shinto shrine. The garden is usually open seasonally--but the schedule may vary due to weather conditions. Admission is free. Before you head to The Hague, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly The Hague trip itinerary maker website , to make sure you see all that The Hague has to offer, including Japanese Garden.
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  • This park I visited a year ago, but am not quite satisfied come back. It is at first not really special, secondly, everything is protected, you may almost nothing except breathing. biggest drawback I found overpopulation, there are so many people there, in a tiny park that you almost don't see anything and cannot enjoy what there is.
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  • First asked: I am not a garden enthusiast and especially if it is artificial. Similarly this Japanese garden. Nice to walk through but absolutely no must see. In addition, it is a frequently visited place because of limited opening times (spring and autumn). In short: it can get very crowded especially on weekends! Free of charge!
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  • Limited open throughout the year and therefore best pressure. But quite impressive in terms of vegetation and planting.
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  • Amazing garden with playground area and water. Herons, ducks and geese around and zen maintained gardens on some parts. Is easy to reach by bike, transport or walk. I recommend walking since some parts are walking only.
  • The Japanese Garden is a small but pretty section within the Clingendaal Forests in The Hague. It is opened during the spring and for a limited time of two weeks during autumn. It has the Buddha statues surrounded by cherry trees, small ponds and green moss laden soil. It is a very good place for both adults and kids but I found it it a bit too small in area for all the crowd it attracts. I visited it during autumn but have heard that there are mesmerizing cherry blossoms during spring. If possible, visit it while in The Hague. I have attached some photos of the Japanese Garden and the Clingendaal woods
  • I expected it to be bigger and the charm was a bit gone for me because of all the visitors. It was okay to visit it once. But not a must unless you just want to take some nice pictures.
  • Cozy little place in the middle of Clingendael estate. Has a bunch of colorful trees and some Japanese statues. The Clingendael estate has so many more beautiful gardens, it was lovely to stroll through them.
  • Absolutely stunning. Can be crowded but can still enjoy this place. Took amazing photoes. Visited in June.
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