The Japanese Garden in Kaiserslautern is the largest closed Japanese Garden in all of Europe and was also the first in Rhineland-Palatinate. With an area of approx. 13,500 square meters, the garden not only impresses with its size, but also with its authentic ambience and design overall. Very close to the city center of Lauterer, an exotic garden paradise was thus created, which was opened in the year 2000. The Japanese Garden convinces with its design and planting, which are both in no way inferior to the originals in Japan.

Professional tips:


      • Season: May to October

Note: Closed from November until March!

      • Time of day: 09:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m. depending on the season
      • Weather: Sun-cloud-mix
      • Lenses: 16-35 mm, 24-70 mm, 70-200 mm details depending on your perspective
      • Filter: Polarizing filter and soft gray gradient GND 16, GND 8 depending on light conditions
      • Tripod: Yes
      • Location: After entering the Japanese Garden, keep to the lower path, past the waterfall, which itself is a great photo motif. You reach the second lake, which is bordered by the Japanese teahouse at the end. This is the location from where you can take great pictures because of the great reflections of the autumn red plants in the lake.

Note: Entrance fee to pay!


Directions and location:

Approach via Lauterstraße. Orientation is provided by the high-rise building of the city hall in Kaiserslautern, which can be seen from afar. Diagonally opposite is the Japanese Garden. There are also parking spaces around the city hall. The Japanese Garden is well signposted from there. The entrance to the Japanese Garden is located directly opposite the Kaiserslautern district administration in a dead end street.

Coordinates: 49.447735, 7.764439



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