Japanese Garden of Monaco
An improbable and pretty little garden borders the principality along the sea between the port and the Larvotto underwater reserve. This islet of calm in the middle of the towers and the effervescence Monegasque allows to extract some moments of the rhythm of the princely city. We propose you some pictures and a virtual tour of the places.
A garden made of several small spaces
The landscape architect Yasuo Beppu created his garden in 1994 at the request of Prince Rainier III.
The wood used for the buildings (teahouse) or the entry gates came from Japan and were assembled on site by Japanese workers. A small central pond hosts koi carp of all colors that monitor visitors in the hope of a little food. A tea house allows you to sit in the shade of the summer sun, while several small waterfalls cool the atmosphere. The vegetation is not left to recreate here this oriental atmosphere. Bonsai of large sizes and all kinds of plant species (lotus, water lilies, bamboos, pines, etc.) occupy the premises. The garden regularly sees married couples and their guests coming to take pictures on Saturdays in the spring and summer. Businessmen in congresses or seminars at the Grimaldi Forum also come here during the summer months to spend a few moments between two meetings. Not to mention the tourists, always very many and of all nationalities, who wander in group or more calmly in family in the alleys of the garden.
The entrance is free and the garden always very well maintained by a squad of gardeners.