Vienna is full of interesting and instagrammable places like the Setagaya Park. As a way to satisfy the wanderlust in between travels, I’m always looking for interesting places in my hometown and found this Japanese garden a while ago.

The Setagaya Park represents Japanese landscapes and culture in Vienna. It is located in Döbling, the 19th district of Vienna. For many years there has been a cultural partnership between the Setagaya District of Tokyo and Döbling. In this context the idea of this Japanese garden in Vienna was born and realized in 1992.

At the park’s entrance you’ll find a stone with Japanese letters. Translated to English these mean “Paradise” which is an accurate description of this little oasis.

Once you pass the gate and enter into the Setagaya Park, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into another world. For a moment you’ll forget that you are in Vienna.
This beautiful oasis invites you to take a relaxing time out where you can refuel your batteries and disconnect from the city routine. Stay a little to wander around, listen to the birds, the sound of the waterfall and admire the typical Japanese plants.

Until now I haven’t been to Japan yet, but it’s definitely on my bucket list. In the meantime the Setagaya Park is my perfect place to daydream about visiting someday.

Sakura Season in Vienna

During cherry blossom season it is a popular place for photographers, instagrammers and flower lovers. So this little park can get very crowded. Unless you choose to visit during this time, you will find a tranquil and peaceful place of heaven.

Location: Gallmeyergasse 4, 1190 Vienna

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Entrance fee: Free

Opening Times: The Setagaya Park opens every day at 7am from April to October. Closing times vary by month. Please refer to the website of the City of Vienna for detailed information. During winter season it’s closed.

Perfect for: Japan Lovers & Day Dreamers

Have you ever been to the Setagaya Park? What’s your favorite season to visit it?