Do you like gardens and Japanese culture? Then you should certainly come to Hasselt. For twenty years, there has been a piece of Japan here. An idealized portion of nature, it's a miniaturization of reality reconstructed like the Japanese have been doing for centuries. The largest Japanese Garden in Europe was laid out in 1992 as a symbol of the friendship between the inhabitants of Hasselt and those of Itami, Japan. The garden is an authentic symbol of inner peace and natural beauty.