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Chicago

Discover Japan on the South Side

garden-of-the-phoenixAbout the experience:

More than 120 years ago, a Japanese garden was installed in Jackson Park to demonstrate the friendship between the Americans and the Japanese at the World’s Columbian Exposition (Chicago World’s Fair). This plot of landscape architecture was among the first of its kind in the US, introducing the American public to the unique design skills of the Japanese. The garden is all that survives of the expo. Throw 120 recently planted cherry trees (sakura) into the mix of footbridges and waterfalls and now you have no reason not to go. Once you’ve had your fill of the Science Museum, just head south to find the hidden Japanese Garden right on Lake Michigan.


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