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This New Park In Shah Alam Will Transport You Straight To Japan And Entry Is Totally Free

Kyoto or Shah Alam? No one will be able to tell the difference.

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It's been forever since we've been able to travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, for folks who miss Japan, here's some good news for you!

There is now a way to 'travel' to Japan without boarding a flight.

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This new park in Shah Alam will make you feel like you've been transported straight to the Land of the Rising Sun

The Selangor-Japan Friendship Garden opened its doors to the public on Friday, 12 March.

Located within Taman Tasik Shah Alam in Section 14, Shah Alam mayor Datuk Haris Kasim told Bernama that the garden was built as an expression of appreciation to Japan - one of Selangor's most loyal and longest investors.

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The friendship park features Japanese architecture and landscapes with attractions such as the Zen Garden, Maze Pond, and Torii Gateway

Selangor Journal reported that there is also a Tsukubai (a purification washbasin in Japanese culture) as well as a reflexology garden and a terraced lawn.

Image via Remaja
Image via Remaja
Image via Remaja

Almost every corner of this beautiful garden is decorated with lush greenery along with natural elements such as wood and stone

In total, the park spans across 2.428 hectares and is surrounded by bamboo-concept security fences.

Image via Remaja
Image via Remaja

Best of all, entry to the park is completely free of charge and it is open every day from 10am to 7pm

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your camera, and head down to Shah Alam. No one will believe that you never left the country!

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