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Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden is a 5.5-acre Japanese Garden located in Hermann Park in Houston, Texas. Tokyo Landscape creator Ken Nakajima created the garden, which was made accessible for public viewing in 1992. With its bridges, waterfalls, and stone paths that meander among crepe myrtles and azaleas, Japanese dogwoods, maples, and cherry trees, The Japanese Garden can be described as a serene refuge within Hermann Park. The garden was created by a world-renowned landscape designer, Ken Nakajima. Natural materials are utilized, including rocks, wood, and plants, to create an atmosphere of tranquility. The Japanese Garden includes a teahouse and a series of paths for exploring the lush garden.

On the 19th of October 2012, twenty cherry trees were planted in the Garden to mark the first donation of cherry trees given to the United States by Japan in 1912.

Japanese Garden Hours: 

March 1 to October 31, 9 am to 6 pm

November 1 to February 28 from 9 am until 5 pm

The entry point into the Japanese Garden is near the Pioneer Memorial Obelisk, which is from Molly Ann Smith Plaza near the Heart of the Park. The closest parking spot is Lot A, located near the Sam Houston Monument circle. To access the Japanese Garden from Lot A, take the decomposed path and its Jones Reflection Pool under the double allee of trees, and you’ll find the entrance right from the plaza, along with the Obelisk.

Park Guide


Relax and enjoy a relaxing stroll through Hermann Park around the Jones Reflection Pool and McGovern Lake, but don’t forget to stroll along with the Japanese Garden for a very Zen experience. If you’re more ambitious, walkers can follow the 2-mile Marvin Taylor Trail around the golf course. If you are tired, take the harder-to-find Greenway Trail to cut across the golf course and cut your walking time in half. Bed Bug Exterminator Houston


Hermann Park is a great area to relax and move your legs. The park’s historic live oaks shade the two-mile Marvin Taylor Trail. Visit the B-Cycle Station close to Lake Plaza and ride over the Bill Coats Bridge to the Park’s Urban Forest at Bayou Parkland.

Off Path

Don’t overlook the hidden treasures in Hermann Park! Get off the beaten path to experience nature’s beauty in Bayou Parkland, the serenity of the Japanese Garden and the fun artworks specifically for the site, on loan at Hermann Park, and more.

Perfect Dating Spot

Invite your special person to Hermann Park and enjoy some of the most romantic spots in the city.

Address: 6000 Fannin St, Houston, TX

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