Japanese GardenCurrently Closed
- Address: Avenue Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 377-98988336
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Garden, Park, Play Ground, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature
Japanese Garden - Review
Nestled right next to the Larvotto Beach and the bustle of the busy streets, facing the sea, is the Japanese Gardens. A small and serene garden one can enjoy a nice peaceful walk here at any time of the day away from the noise of the city, or come early and meditate at the Zen garden. The garden was built in 1990 by YasuoBeppu as a miniature representation of Shintoist philosophy. There are many waterfalls and ponds in the 7 hectare garden and multiple tiny picturesque bridges cross them. The water bodies are full of carp and Koi fish. A Japanese teahouse is located at the centre of the garden. It is a small quiet park perfect for an hour long stroll or an undisturbed conversation.
Japanese Garden Information
- Carry a mat for meditation or yoga.
- Carry a hot beverage and a newspaper/book and enjoy reading under the sun.
- As it is right next the beach you can take a stroll right after or before visiting the beach.
- Only a short distance from the Monte Carlo Casino and the Opera de Monte Carlo you could plan your trip accordingly.
- Parking garages near the beach.
How To reach Japanese Garden by Public Transport
- Take the number 4 or 6 bus to the beach. The road next to the beach is named Avenue Princesse Grace after movie star and wife of king Rainier III, Grace Kelly.
Restaurants Near Japanese Garden
- Sass Cafe, call for reservations (French/Italian, highly expensive, casual)
- Zelo’s (Mediterranean/Bar, moderately expensive, causal)
- La Rose des Vents (French/Italian, moderately expensive, casual)
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Things to Know Before Visiting Japanese Garden
95% of people who visit Monaco include Japanese Garden in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
35.23% of people start their Japanese Garden visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Japanese Garden
91.6% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Japanese Garden
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Japanese Garden, Monaco Reviews
This is a nice little green oasis with ponds, mini islands, mini waterfalls and zen gardens. I guess once could call this a collaboration between Japan and Monaco, Japanese style garden with a touch of Mediterranean. I was actually on a business trip in Monaco and our event was next door at the Grimaldi Forum (conferencing venue). It was quite stressful for me and I came outside one evening to catch a breather and right in front of me was the Japanese Garden. It was a beautiful and pleasant surprise. Visiting this place gave me the peace and strength I needed to go back inside and do some more work. It's beautiful and peaceful inside, everything is so neat and picture perfect. I honestly felt like I was in Japan. A big plus is that it's free to visit. I was surprised to see that not many people visit this place. It's a shame because it is beautiful and there is loads to see. I happened to stumble upon it with some good luck but unfortunately as I was on a business trip, I couldn't take my time and look around as much as I wanted to. If I visit Monaco again on a pleasure/holiday occasion. I would definitely make time in my schedule to visit again.
The Japanese Garden really stands out in Monaco. It’s zen and peaceful spirit contrast with the chaos of the city. It’s free to enter and it’s immensely well taken care of. You will be able to see multiple zones and pieces that do a fantastic job paying homage to the Japanese culture.
Very beautiful Japanese gardens, a contrast of such peaceful oasis and busy lively Monte-Carlo around it. Lovely bridges, koi fish, pond and much more to see in this calming cultured place. Worth a visit and it is free entry too!
Very cute and beautiful. Free to enter. It is not large and only takes maybe 20 minutes and that's if you go slow. Nice pictures, koi fish, public restroom, cool plants. Neat! Worth the walk around!
The Japanese Garden is little and coquette in the heart of Monaco and brings a quiet and green space in the crowded tall buildings of the city. Feng shui organized and clean, it is beautiful for the eye - esoecially the small pound with different species of koi fish.