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Japanese Garden

Take some time for quiet reflection amid the traditional Japanese landscaping at these ornate grounds in the northern part of Belo Horizonte’s city center.

Enjoy a break from the fast pace of city life in Belo Horizonte by stopping in at the Japanese Garden. This beautifully manicured green space is part of the larger botanical garden and the city zoo. Come here to see how many different species of plants and trees you can spot, take a gentle walk or simply relax in the shade of a flowering cherry blossom tree. 

Designed by respected Japanese landscape architect Haruho Ieda, this traditional garden is home to native Japanese plants such as eastern pine trees, cherry trees, azaleas and bamboo. This serene and verdant setting provides a welcome respite from the bustle of the city streets. Stroll over the decorative bridges spanning ponds where golden carp drift beneath the surface of the water. Look for the traditional Japanese gate and teahouse. Let the soft, bubbling sound of miniature waterfalls soothe you as you seek out the perfect place to relax among the sculptures. 

The Japanese Garden is conveniently located close to some of Belo Horizonte’s most interesting attractions. Get additional appreciation of nature at the zoo to the north and the botanical gardens to the south. Head directly to the northeast and you will find the scenic Lagoa da Pampulha, a manmade lake that is one of the city’s most interesting spots. This is the site of Oscar Niemeyer’s famous Pampulha Modern Ensemble, a complex of mid-century buildings that includes some of the iconic Brazilian architect’s best-known work. Visit Belo Horizonte’s most recognizable structures at this UNESCO site, including the Casa do Baile and the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Come to the Japanese Garden early in the morning to enjoy it at its most peaceful. The garden is open Tuesdays through Sundays during general business hours. Make sure you bring a camera, a picnic blanket and something for reading or quiet relaxation. 


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Hospedagem Pampulha BH ¥2,519
Hospedagem Pampulha BH

Hospedagem Pampulha BH

Rua Sebastiao Antonio Carlos, Belo Horizonte, MG
     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Bandeirantes, this pousada is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Aquarium of the City and within 3 mi (5 km) of Church of Saint Francis of Assisi and Mineirao Stadium. Pampulha Ecological Park and Aquarium Rio Sao Francisco are also within 15 minutes.

    Vila Domini ¥5,504
    Vila Domini

    Vila Domini

    R. Cel. Lauro Píres, 28, Contagem, MG
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Vila Boa Vista, this bed & breakfast is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Aquarium Rio Sao Francisco and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Church of Saint Francis of Assisi. Japanese Garden and Aquarium of the City are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Nobile Inn Pampulha ¥3,398
      Nobile Inn Pampulha

      Nobile Inn Pampulha

      Av Professor Magalhaes Penido 378, Belo Horizonte
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Pampulha, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Lagoa Pampulha and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mineirao Stadium and Church of Saint Francis of Assisi. Pampulha Architectural Complex and Casa do Baile are also within 1 mi (2 km).

        Pampulha Design Hotel ¥3,331
        Pampulha Design Hotel

        Pampulha Design Hotel

        Av. Octacilio Negrão de Lima, 16410, Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, MG
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Jardim Atlântico, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lagoa Pampulha and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Mineirao Stadium. Pampulha Art Museum and Casa do Baile are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          San Diego Suítes Pampulha ¥4,706
          San Diego Suítes Pampulha

          San Diego Suítes Pampulha

          Avenida Otacílio Negrão de Lima, 1624, Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, MG
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in São Luiz, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mineirao Stadium and Church of Saint Francis of Assisi.

            Pousada Pampulha R&R ¥2,015
            Pousada Pampulha R&R

            Pousada Pampulha R&R

            R. Expedicionario Celso Racioppi 701, Belo Horizonte, MG
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Ouro Preto, this pousada is within 1 mi (2 km) of Church of Saint Francis of Assisi and Mineirao Stadium. Japanese Garden and Pampulha Art Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Pousada Lagoa ¥3,347
              Pousada Lagoa

              Pousada Lagoa

              Av Otacilio Negrao de Lima, 14950, Jardim Atlantico, Belo Horizonte, MG
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Jardim Atlântico, this pousada is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lagoa Pampulha and within 3 mi (5 km) of Casa do Baile and Pampulha Architectural Complex. Pampulha Art Museum and Nado Lake Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Castel Inn Hostel
                Castel Inn Hostel

                Castel Inn Hostel

                Rua Hebert de Souza 17, Belo Horizonte, MG
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Serrano, this hostel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Fundacao Zoo Botanica and within 3 mi (5 km) of Aquarium of the City and Cassia Eller park. Pampulha Ecological Park and Aquarium Rio Sao Francisco are also within 3 mi (5 km).