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Japanese Garden (Chinese: 星和园; Malay: Taman Jepun), is a park located in Jurong East, Singapore. Built in 1974 by JTC Corporation, it covers 13.5 hectares (135,000 m2) of land.[1][2]

Japanese Gardens
Taman Jepun
The bridge connecting the Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden islands
TypeTourist attraction
LocationYuan Ching Road, Jurong East, Singapore
Area135,000 square meters
StatusOpen daily from 5:30am to 7:00pm (SST)

It is built on an artificial island in Jurong Lake and is connected to the adjacent Chinese Garden island by bridge named the Bridge of Double Beauty.[3] Along with the aforementioned Chinese Garden, the two gardens are collectively known as the Jurong Gardens.


Layout and designEdit

Where the Chinese Garden is designed to be visually exciting, the Japanese Gardens are designed with a calmness to evoke inner peace and a meditative state. The styles and methods used for designing the garden are taken from Japan's Muromachi period of 1392 to 1568 and the Azuchi–Momoyama period of 1568 to 1615.[3]

A brown-throated male Sunbird visits the Japanese Garden

With its traditional arched bridges, 10 odd Tōrō stone lanterns, traditional house and rest house, ponds and gravel chipped pavings[4] it faithfully recreates the traditional Japanese style.


On the grounds is also a Turtle & Tortoise Museum[5] as well as one of 10 sundials placed around Singapore to promote the interest in science. The one in the Japanese Garden represents the planet Venus (while the one in the Chinese Garden is for 'Earth').[3] Large monitor lizards can be seen roaming in the area of the koi filled ponds.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Singapore Chinese and Japanese Gardens". Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Singapore Parks - Singapore Attractions". Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Japanese Garden". Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Review of Chinese and Japanese Gardens". Frommers. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Lonely Planet review for Chinese & Japanese Gardens". Lonely Planet. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2014.

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