The Japanese Garden is one of the most zen places in bustling Buenos Aires, and if you are still working on how to make your New Year’s resolutions a reality in the coming months, this is the ultimate oasis to sit back and collect yourself just before everyone comes back to the city.
Tickets for the Japanese Garden are regularly priced at ARS 120, but on January 9, 20, 23, and 30, the extraordinary urban Eden will remain open for free for everyone who wants to experiment a little part of the Land of the Rising Sun right in town.
On January 20, the garden is holding a 40-minute guided-tour that will take guests from the Divine Bridge, which traditionally marks the entry into Heaven, to then go into the Truncated Bridge, which leads to an island where beauteous Japanese and Latin American flora blossom out in conjunction.
A plant nursery, a teahouse, a food court, a Japanese Peace Bell, many sublime granite sculptures, and a Japanese tech exhibition are also part of the attractions that you can explore. But if you just want to lie down and relax, bringing your mate kit and sitting under a silk floss tree will definetly help you find your inner peace.
Fun fact: If you want to literally take Japan home with you, there’s a store where you can buy Asian seeds. Growing a plant is one the best and most simple actions you can personally do in 2018 to reaffirm your commitment to the Paris Agreement goals. If that seems like too much responsibility (my cactus died last week and I’m still mourning tbh), then just go sit under the shade of a nice tree and try and make friends with this little guy down here!