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Category: Botanical gardens, Local time: 22:15:27, Address: Wrocław, Poland, Tel.: +48 71 328 54 11, Official WWW website:

Japanese Garden is situated in Szczytnicki Park in Wrocław in the south-west of Poland .


Japanese Garden was created in 1913. It was designed by the Count Fritz von Hochberg, the biggest Japanese culture enthusiast of that time. Mankichi Arai, a Japanese gardener, helped him to accomplish his visions. Japanese Garden was a gem of the World Expo in 1913. Many fragments were only borrowed for the exhibition and then removed. The garden was renovated in 1994 by the city of Wrocław with the help of the Embassy of Japan in Warsaw .

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Ambassador Nagao Hyodo was interested in this activity. Japanese specialists came from Nagoya and reconstruction works began in 1996. Garden architects, gardeners, stone arrangers were all called to help in the renovation. With their contribution, Japanese Garden in Wrocław is perfect in details and fully corresponds with the Japanese gardening craft. Every element in the garden has its own place and meaning. There are two water cascades in the garden — ‘male’ and ‘female’. Water flow in the male cascade is fast and savage while in the female cascade, it flows gently and slowly. Both of them end in a lake around which there are walking paths. The garden’s entrance is through an ornamental gate and a wide alley which leads to the most attractive part of the garden — a beautiful roofed bridge connecting the banks of the lake. There are many beautiful elements in the garden, stone lamps, an island and many paths to walk on. A traditional Japanese tea pavilion, Sukija, is the most outstanding building in the southern part of the garden. It is surrounded by a green fence and a lawn with stone elements. In the past, Japanese Garden used to be Japanese only by its name, nowadays it is truly a piece of the Japanese culture. Visitors can come closer to this beautiful and distant land even in the Central Europe . The garden is open from April to October.

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GPS: 51.1097, 17.08
Altitude: 118 m
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