Japanese and Chinese Gardens

What is it?

Japanese Garden, is a park located in Jurong East In the Central Lake Gardens, Singapore. Built in 1974 by JTC Corporation, it covers 13.5 hectares of land. It is built on an artificial island in Jurong Lake and is connected to the adjacent Chinese Garden island by bridge named the Bridge of Double Beauty. 

The Chinese themed garden was opened on 18th April 1975 and is modelled along the northern Chinese imperial style of architecture and landscape. It has a seven-storey Pagoda which gives wonderful view of the Jurong Lakes and Park.

The Japanese themed Garden is a large meandering garden which has a landscape style originating from the Muromachi and Momoyama periods of Japanese history. There is the ‘Guesthouse’ along Garyuchi pond which is stunning.

The whole place is incredibly peaceful and an oasis in the bustling city of sensational Singapore. It is well worth a visit.


Along Yuan Ching Road and Boon Lay Way in Jurong East, Singapore.

How to get there

Jurong Lake Gardens Central can be accessed from Chinese Garden and Lakeside MRT Stations, as well as from Yuan Ching Road by car or public bus 49 and 154 from Jurong East or Boon Lay Interchanges. Car parks are accessible from Chinese Garden Road and Japanese Garden Road.


The Japanese Garden and lakes are open from 5:30am to 7pm daily with the Chinese Garden open until 11pm.


Entry is free.

Entry to the Tortoise and Turtle Sanctuary Museum is $5 per adult and $3 for children and seniors. Food to feed both the tortoises and turtles can be purchased at $2.



Tortoise sanctuary

Turtle sanctuary

The Pagoda staircase

Views from the top of the Pagoda
Views from the top of the Pagoda
Views from the top of the Pagoda
Views from the top of the Pagoda
Views from the top of the Pagoda

Building Works

Part of Jurong Lake Park is closed for the development of Jurong Lake Gardens. Jurong Lake Gardens Central (Chinese and Japanese Gardens) are still accessible via Yuan Ching Road and from Chinese Garden MRT Station. Chinese Garden Road is permanently closed for redevelopment at the moment.

Temporary footpath to the Gardens