Sasebo in Albuquerque’s BioPark


lantern at the entry to Sasebo


site map — the Japanese garden is at the top, center, of the map

A small train loops through the very large ABQ BioPark. One of its stops is outside the Japanese garden.

Sasebo is a four-acre Japanese garden built to honor one of Albuquerque’s Sister Cities.

Sasebo opened in September 2007. It was designed by Toru Tanaka, founder of the Portland Landscape Design and Japanese Garden Specialty.


bench carved from a fallen log


view over a staff access gate to the waterfall


the waterfall from the far side of the pond


an interior path crosses a small stream


another type of path to cross a stream

Two types of fence, one provides shade for a utility building and the other marks the boundary between the garden interior and the welcoming plaza and bell tower.

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More information and hours of docent led tours are available on the ABQ BioPark web site.

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