It was originally intended that the Japanese would use a portion of the 2.5 hectares to build a modest Japanese part in the park.
“Lost in translation”: However, the Japanese had misunderstood that they had to build the entire domain. Even more so as they did not want to let themselves know, the donors persevered in the full disposition. As a result, Hasselt has, inadvertently, the largest Japanese garden in Europe.
It's a shame Bonsai is missing from this Japanese garden, but Japan's most important cultural export product.