May 1, 2018
On April 26, a ceremony was held for the spring opening of the Japanese Garden at the Clingendael estate. In a large tent, the Ambassador of Japan Mr. Hiroshi Inomata, the Acting Mayor of the City of Wassenaar Mr. Koen and the Mayor of the City of The Hague Mrs. Krikke made speeches.
After the ceremony, the officials and guests walked to the Japanese garden and enjoyed its beautiful scenery during a leisurely stroll. Inside the garden, Ambassador Inomata, Acting Mayor Koen and Mayor Krikke planted a cherry tree together with one of the guests, Mr. Ahmet Üzümcü, who is the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
In 2018, the Japanese Garden at Clingendael is open to the public from April 28 to June 10, and in autumn from October 13 to 28.