Tags : Garden & Park
Timings : 06:00 PM - 10:30 AM and 04:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Entry Fee : Adults and children above 3 years: INR 5
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Welcome to the Japanese Garden in Pune. One of its kinds, the Pune Okayama Friendship Garden is the largest Japanese garden outside of Japan, in Asia. Also called the Pu. La. Deshpande Udyan, it was named after the famous Marathi writer and humorist, Pu La Deshpande who received the Padma Bhushan in 1990. This garden reflects on the Indo-Japanese relationship, as it is inspired by the 300-year old Okayama Korakuen Garden in Japan.
Located on Sinhagad Road in Dattawadi, this park offers the perfect blend between nature and concrete, with a natural canal passing through the garden whilst having man-made ponds and waterfalls. Right from lush green plants, Pergolas to sit at and lawns,beautiful flowers and the artificial hills, this garden has everything that will take your breath away. Visitors come here to take a stroll after a stressful day or even better, plan a trip to this garden to explore the wide variety of flora. The garden perfectly resembles the Japanese Yin and Yang theory, laying emphasis on motion and stillness, light and darkness, warmth and cold, representing the authentic Japanese culture.