09:00 AM until 05:00 PM
LocationJapanese Garden at Fort Worth Botanic Garden View map
3220 Botanic Garden Rd.,
Fort Worth, TX, 76107
- Website: https://brit.org/japanesefestival/
- Line/Box Office Phone: Fort Worth Botanic Garden: 817/463-4160; Botanical Research Institute of Texas: 817/332-4441
Free with general garden admission: $12 adults, $10 seniors 65 and older; $6 children 6–15; free children 5 and younger. Free for FWBG|BRIT members.
- Ages: All ages
Enjoy traditional Japanese performances, food, and more in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden during this family-friendly event with large support from the Fort Worth Japanese Society.
Japanese culture highlights from the Spring Festival will include:
- Performances by two Taiko drumming groups, traditional dances, karate experts, and Master Swordsman G.K. Sugai.
- Displays of the miniature worlds of bonsai trees from the Fort Worth Bonsai Society, and demonstrations in Origami, Calligraphy, and Japanese Games from the Fort Worth Japanese Society.
- Vendors selling treasures from origami jewelry to anime plush figures, star charts to crafts made with vintage kimonos.
- Food from Asian food trucks preparing delicious meals and snacks, as well as authentic Japanese cuisine prepared by the Fort Worth Japanese Society. (See the menu here.)
- See the Japanese Garden's Tea House, which has recently undergone a comprehensive restoration.
Guests for the Japanese festival may park at:
Main parking lot University Drive and Botanic Garden Boulevard:
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Weekend parking lot at Montgomery Street and Interstate 30 access road:
3408 W. Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76107
The garden's Fall Japanese Festival is planned for November 5–6, 2022.
About the Japanese Garden
The Fort Worth Japanese Garden, completed in 1973, is a traditional strolling garden with winding paths through the landscapes and around ponds. The garden consists of 7.5 acres filled with cherry trees, Japanese maples, magnolias, bamboo, bridges, and ponds filled with koi fish.
Except in the spring, there are few flowers blooming in the Japanese Garden due to the Japanese practice of Mono no Aware. Mono no Aware translates to “transient/bittersweet beauty,” meaning if the garden was always blooming, it would never be special.