Japanese Garden in Clingendael Park
The Japanese Garden is located in the middle of Clingendael Park. You will find rare trees and plants in the garden. Because the garden is quite old and fragile, it is open only a few weeks in the year.
The Japanese Garden is open for 6 weeks in the spring (from the last weekend of April until the beginning of June). And 2 weeks in the autumn (last 2 weeks of October).
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A visit to the Japanese Garden is free of charge.
Rules to protect the garden
Because the Japanese Garden is extremely fragile, there are a few rules to protect it:
- Not permitted: dogs, strollers or baby carriages and electric mobility devices such as a mobility scooter.
- Do you have a wheelchair? Then you can visit a smaller part of the garden. There is a separate entrance with a special shorter route through the garden. People in wheelchairs can enter the Japanese Garden through the exit gate for the other visitors.
- Are there a lot of visitors? You may sometimes have to wait outside before you are allowed in the garden. There is a limit on the number of visitors allowed in the garden.
- The garden could be closed temporarily in bad weather, for example during heavy rainfall.
The Japanese Garden has a unique and special atmosphere. This is due in part to the beautiful moss cover. There are also beautiful and rare plants and trees in the garden. In the spring you can admire the azaleas, rhododendrons and Japanese cherry blossom trees. During the autumn the garden is exceptionally colourful with the autumn hues of the different Japanese maple trees.
The garden contains stone lanterns in all shapes and sizes. It also has 2 water casks. One water cask has 4 images of Buddhas. The other water cask is in the shape of a lotus flower. The pavilion offers a great vantage point to admire the garden.
Frequently asked questions
Children are permitted in the Japanese Garden. However, they do have to stay with you on the path at all times. Because the paths are narrow, baby carriages and strollers are not allowed.
Unfortunately it is not possible to reserve a visit or time slot. If you want to avoid crowds, you should come at the beginning of the day or later in the afternoon.
Yes, this is allowed. However, you can only have wedding photos taken during the regular opening hours of the Japanese Garden.
You can order food and drinks at the teahouse just outside of the Japanese Garden.