Created in 1995, the Japanese Garden of Interlaken is close to the old monastery and castle (with its castle church) and the Catholic church. Dubbed the Garden of Friendship, the garden is a gift from Interlaken’s Japanese twin town of Ōtsu.
With its pond and pavilion, the Japanese Garden of Interlaken reflects the landscape in which it stands. Located next to the Hotel Interlaken, the garden symbolises the roaring waterfalls and deep ravines of the Bernese Oberland; the Shinji pond represents lakes Brienz and Thun. As you walk through the garden, a wealth of detail emerges: every element has special meaning and symbolism according to the Japanese tradition.
Your highlights at a glance
- Centrally located Japanese Garden near Interlaken Castle
- Relaxing oasis in the middle of Interlaken, featuring a pond and pavilion
- Gift from Interlaken’s Japanese twin town of Ōtsu
To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way, please note
Personal tip"I fell in love with the Japanese Garden as soon as I stepped inside. It was wonderful to find a slice of Japan in Interlaken."
- Garden is easily accessible
- Fishing in the pond is prohibited
- The Japanese Garden is particularly worth visiting in the spring