Istana Taman Jepun is essentially a conservation site for Indonesian germplasm, specifically frangipani, also known as kamboja, frangipani, and plumeria. Its founder, Oka Dipa (51 years old), said there around 400 varieties of frangipani planted on this 2.5-hectare site.
Denpasar city has a recreational tourist attraction that can be an option for tourists, namely Istana Taman Jepun Bali or Bali Frangipani Palace. Visitors would not expect that amidst the bustling traffic and noise of the capital of Bali Province, there is a tourist destination that invites admiration.
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Visitors need only pay Rp 10,000 to enter the enchanting destination located at Jalan Hayam Wuruk Number 104H. They can also indulge in reasonably priced meals at La Jepun Restaurant. The bustling urban life momentarily fades away when you greet the evening here.
Gateball a recreational sport played by two teams using special mallets. The sport originated in Memuro, a small town in Hokkaido, Japan, and has been known since 1947.
Late afternoon is the favorite time for visitors. The sunlight is no longer scorching. There are four sports activities available here: yoga, archery, soccer, and gateball. The place boasts an international standard gateball field.
Istana Taman Jepun opens from 08:00 to 22:00 WITA. Visitors come to this place for various purposes, ranging from gatherings, business meetings, weddings, birthdays, to sports.
The artificial lake is quite spacious, offering a refreshing sight. Various bird species found here, especially black swans, white swans, ducks, and various types of water birds.
The first object encountered after entering this tourist area is the statue of Charles Plumier’s head. Plumier, a French botanist, discovered the Frangipani genus called Plumeria. He conducted three botanical expeditions to the West Indies and was recognized as a botanist by King Louis XIV.
“A total of 140 varieties come from Bali, while 260 varieties come from abroad, especially Hawaii and Thailand,” he said.
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