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Japanese Garden, Vasco in Vasco Da Gama

Summer: March-May (30°C - 36°C)

Winter: October-February (22°C - 32°C)

Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  October-end to February

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That the calm and heart-warming beauty of Japanese Garden in Goa is not much exploited is probably its most attractive trait. Located on Mormugao Ridge that can be accessed on foot from the Pilot Point, the garden forms a fascinating attraction of the hill called Headland Sada. While climbing the route, you feel like getting close to something outstanding and certainly away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Once you reach the top, you do nothing but relax while watching the magnificent views of River Zurari and Arabian Sea. Boats escorted by the serene sea waves are sure to grab your attention.
The garden has old ruins of Fortaleza Santa Catarina with rustic fort walls running through the space and adding old world charm to this tourist spot. You won’t realize how hours would pass savouring the unblemished beauty and seclusion. You can also explore other nearby attractions like Japanese Garden Beach and a temple called Sri Durga Mata Shiva Temple.


Road: The beautiful place is accessible from the main centre of Vasco da Gama which is about 2 km. away. You can access the garden by climbing the hill. No wonder that the nature rewards with eye-pleasing sights at every step of this exciting expedition.

Railway: The railway station of Vasco da Gama is about 4 km. from the Japanese Garden. You can cover the whole distance on foot or hire a scooter on rent to reach the base area.

Airway: Dabolim Airport serve the whole of Goa and it is locate din the close proximity of the garden, only about 8 km. away. You can hire a taxi or an auto-rickshaw to cover this road trip.