The Japanese Garden in Tallinn is located between Pirita promenade and Kadriorg Park. It was laid out in 2011. The garden was designed by Japanese landscape designer Masone Sone, who has adhered to all the canons of garden architecture of the Land of the Rising Sun.
Description of the Japanese garden
Tallinn Japanese garden is one of the few that were built with the approval of the Japanese in Europe. Apart from it such parks are laid out only in London and Amsterdam. So a visit to the garden in Estonia is highly recommended to include in the program of sightseeing tours of the capital of the republic.
The garden occupies a fairly large area. Six hectares are allocated for the system of ponds, bridges and plants. Currently, more than 800 rhododendrons and azaleas are planted here and several thousand irises decorate the banks of the ponds. You can admire all this magnificence in the middle of spring, when the plants begin to bloom.
It is important to note that the formation of a Japanese garden is quite a long process. Before all the plants grow, it will take more than five years. After that time, the garden will appear in all its splendor. For the foreseeable future there are also plans to build various buildings, including a traditional Japanese-style tea house.
At the exit of the Japanese garden is a huge boulder. It is a fragment of the reinforcement of streetcar tracks from the sadly famous city of Hiroshima. Installed in memory of the victims of the atomic bombing.
How to enter the Japanese Garden?
You can get to the Japanese Garden by following the alleys leading deep into the park from the Presidential Palace. There is also a path from the Peter the Great Palace, where Museum of Foreign Art is situated now. When choosing this route, follow the signs that say Jaapani Aed.
Rules of Conduct
In the Japanese Garden of Tallinn, you should adhere to the established norms of behavior. It is forbidden to ride a bicycle or roller skate here. It is not allowed throwing stones in the water. It is strictly forbidden to feed water birds.
Location on the map
- The distance from the Japanese Garden of Tallinn to the Russalka Monument is several hundred meters.
- From the monument begins Reidi tee street, which leads to the passenger port. It is also part of the maritime promenade of Tallinn.
- If you walk along the promenade in the other direction, you can walk to Pirita Beach. This is a popular place to spend your free time in the summer.