Grittiness and constant grind are part of Buenos Aires’s charm—but sometimes you need a moment of Zen. The Japanese Garden’s tranquil minimalism provides one of the few oases in the city where you can truly disconnect. Cross red bridges spanning the koi pond, stroll among azaleas, or just sit and meditate amid the greenery. An on-site Japanese cultural center hosts shows, events, and workshops, and features a fine restaurant where you can watch sushi masters in action or remove your shoes and sit at a Japanese-style table. The house tea is soothing indeed.