Not Margaret Island is the only place where you can see beautiful Japanese Garden in the city!
There’s a secret Japanese garden in Zugló, that not even the townspeople know. The Japanese Garden, founded in the first half of the last century (1928) on three thousand square meters was the first such attraction in the country. Legend has it that in the 1930s, the heir to the throne of Japan also visited the facility, which he liked so much that after he returned home to Japan, he sent several trees to the institution in Zugló. It is said that some of the plant rarities still visible today are descendants of these imperial gift trees. The garden has been renovated from public donations in recent years, but now the country's first Japanese garden can be visited again in all its splendor.
Address: Budapest XIV., Kövér Lajos utca 1. Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday to Sunday: 8 am to 4 pm
Prices: Admission costs HUF 500 for adults and HUF 300 for children.
If you like the Zugló Japanese Garden, we recommend you to check out the other Japanese gardens in Budapest as well. Each is equally wonderful, but each is a little different, so if you have time, it’s worth visiting all of them.
Japanese Garden at Margaret Island
Margaret Island is the most versatile and intimate oasis in Budapest, where you are guaranteed to recharge. Especially if you take a walk in the mini paradise inside the island, alias the Japanese Garden. The perfect harmony of lush vegetation, huge rocks and beautifully designed water architectures provides an eye-catching, heart-pleasing sight.
Japanese garden in the Zoo
You can admire one of the largest Japanese gardens in Hungary in the Zoo Budapest, which was established in the 1960s. The authentic Japanese atmosphere is provided by rivers, lakes, stones, stone lanterns, bridges and of course, the wonderful Japanese plants. In addition, you can view our valuable National Bonsai Collection in a separate pavilion here.