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Monet's Garden in Japan


🄫Kitagawa Jardin Co.  

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A re-imagined version of the French painter’s gardens, in a village in Kochi

Kochi East Tourism Association


🄫Kitagawa Jardin Co.


Monet’s Garden Marmottan in the small village of Kitagawa is the only garden in the world, outside France, authorized by the Claude Monet Foundation to bear his name. 

Inspired by the beloved gardens of his home in Giverny that gave rise to some of Monet’s most famous works, the Kitagawa garden is divided into three sections.

At its center is the Water Garden (Mizu no Niwa), a tranquil landscape reflecting Monet’s fascination with Japanese gardens and woodblock prints (ukiyo-e) produced in the Edo period (1603-1868). It features willows, bamboos, a Japanese wisteria trellis and, of course, a selection of water lilies.

The taiko bridge is identical to the one Monet built in Giverny in 1883, while his iconic 'Nymphéas' (Water Lilies) series features in replica form around the ponds, with blue water lilies in bloom from July to October.

In the Flower Garden (Hana no Niwa), swathes of colorful flowers create an impression of the artist’s palette, changing by the seasons and creating a dynamic landscape year-round. The Garden of Bordighera (Bordighera no Niwa) is a Mediterranean-style garden based on Monet’s journey to the French and Italian Rivieras, with fellow artist Renoir, in 1883. It features palms, olive trees, and other exotic flowers and plants.

Infused with the spirit of Monet, the garden is a living canvas and masterpiece worthy of the artist who inspired it. 

Organization: Monet’s Garden Marmottan in Kitagawa Village


🄫Kitagawa Jardin Co.

How to get there


It is a 1 hour 30 minute flight from Haneda Airport to Kochi Airport.

Monet’s Garden Marmottan is approximately 1 hour by car from Kochi Airport.


1100  Notomo Ko, Kitagawa-mura Aki-gun, Kochi-ken


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