Frequently Asked Questions
How much is a ticket?
A regular ticket is 6 euros, a discount ticket is 4,5 euros and a student ticket is 1 euro.
If you want to know if you can get a discount ticket or even get in for free, please check out this page: https://www.visithasselt.be/en/japanese-garden/opening-hours-and-tickets
Are dogs allowed?
No, pets are not allowed. Only assistance dogs are allowed in the Japanese garden if you can show an official certificate.
We do ask you to be respectful of the Garden and other visitors and to keep everything clean.
All other pets are NOT allowed in the Japanese Garden. Also no small animals in a pram or handbag.
Is the Japanese Garden accessible by wheelchair?
Yes, all the paths in the Japanese Garden are wide and most of them are hard. Only the stones at the waterfall, the bridge over the ceremony pond and the steps up to the tea house are not accessible.
For more information please visit this page: https://www.visithasselt.be/en/wheelchair-accessibility-and-pets
The accompanying person of a wheelchair user can get in for free. People with a disability can enter for free.
How do I get to the Japanese Garden?
By bus you can take the 45, 36 or 20a busses ad you get off at the 'Hasselt Rijksadministratief Centrum'. The Japanese Garden is now only a couple of steps away.
By bike the Japanese Garden lays at the bikecrossing numbered 97 on the bike plans.
By car you drive on the 'big' ring around Hasselt. Then on the Gouverneur Verwilgensingel the Japanese Garden is located next to the ice skating rink Schaverdijn. Drive past the ice skating rink and then drive on the side road next to the main road to enter the parking of the Japanese Garden through the big red Japanese gate. You can also park your car at the Hawaii parking on the Koning Boudewijnlaan.
For more information please visit this page: https://www.visithasselt.be/en/access-and-parking
Is there a cafeteria? Can I buy food or drinks?
No, on a normal day no food or drink is provided in the Japanese Garden, with the exception of one vending machine. BUT at events and at the weekend there are different drinks and eating options. And also on normal days you can always bring your own picnic and eat it in the Japanese Garden.
Can we take our wedding pictures or organize a photoshoot?
Yes of course! But keep in mind that taking pictures with a drone is prohibited, that you cannot step or stand on the moss and that you have to be attentive towards the other visitors.
For wedding pictures: as a marrying couple you can enter the Japanese Garden for free. Your photographer and other accompanying people will still have to pay their ticket. If you come to take your wedding pictures please let us know two weeks before so that we can inform our staff.
Because of the CORONA measures, we ask people who want to do photoshoots that they do not cause any congestion and respect the distance from other visitors.
Here you can find the manual for photographers (in Dutch):
When are the cherry blossoms in bloom?
The cherry blossoms are only in bloom for a few weeks during spring. This period runs from the end of March to the end of April - beginning of May. Depending on the weather situation, this can change every year by one to two weeks.
In the Japanese Garden there are a total of three blossom waves from different blossom trees. These grow within the flowering period, each at a different time.