Japanese Garden

Attention! The Japanese Garden is closed from 01/11/2016 until 03/03/2017.

Japanese Garden

The Hasselt Japanese Garden is an ideal place to walk around, while enjoying the views and listening to the softly flowing water. The garden is located between the city centre and the main ring, yet breathes a delightful calm. It is the ideal place for contemplation and meditation. Also not to be missed: a tea demonstration or a Japanese flower arrangement class in this unique garden.

New: Ikebana lessons - Japanese flower art

  • One Sunday per month (apart from none in August and 2 Sundays in September)
  • Dates: 25 September, 16 October 2016
  • Always from 3 pm to 4.30 pm
  • Reservations: shigemiekhart@gmail.com or T +31 43 3900 333

2016 Events

  • Early October: Kikumatsuri – chrysanthemum festival


  • Adults: 5 euros p.p.
  • Senior citizens/BILL/groups as of 15 people: 4 euros p.p.
  • Schools (after reservation): 1 euro p.p.
  • Children -12 years old/Hasselt UiTpass: free

Accessibility and parking

By public transport

  • Take the H3 city bus (direction Trichterheide) or line 45 (direction Maaseik).
  • Get off at the Koning Boudewijnlaan stop.
  • Cross the street, take the steps down and follow the cycle path to the garden entrance.

On Sundays and holidays, you can also take the city tram shuttle to the garden.

By bike

The Japanese garden is located on junction 97 of the Limburg cycle routes network.

By car

Parking is free: G. Verwilghensingel 23 or Koning Boudewijnlaan.

Dogs allowed?

Dogs are not allowed in the Japanese Garden.

Wheelchair access?

All pathways are wide and easily accessible for wheelchair users. If, however, there is a slope where you could use some help, please let us know and we’ll come and give you a hand straightaway.

  • There is an alternative path to avoid the stepping stones by the waterfall.
  • Book in advance one of the two available wheelchairs: this will make your visit more comfortable.

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