The Secrets of the Japanese Garden

Week end, Family, Tourist Attractions, Unusual Vacation

Israel Visit a wonderful Japanese Garden near Beit Shean in the Jordan Valley.

A magical, peaceful spot on Mt. Gilboa hillside. Magnificent, well cared garden located on a private property in the kibbutz, inside a breath taking landscape.
A garden whom traditional Japanese yet truly Israeli. Given as a gift from the Japanese Makuya Movement, As a symbol of the strong friendship, mutual love and over 50 years of relationship between Heftzi-Bah and Makuya. the work of Yohachi Goto, came from The Bible - The prophecy of Isaiah about The Return to Zion.
Surrounded by native Israeli trees as a small botanic garden. Inside the garden are traditional Japanese elements, welcoming the visitor walking in its paths. Stone Lamp * Gold Fish * Crane Statues * Stone Bridge * Wooden shed. All will bless you with light, purity, love and peace .
During the guided tour you will hear about Makuya, Why did they came to Heftzi-Bah, the Israeli elements in the garden, Japanese gardens and how Japanese beliefs and holidays reflect in them.
The tour is accompanied with original Japanese accessories.
You will find many different interests during the tour:
Plants and vegetation, religions, history, Biblical, archeology and eastern traditions.
The tour is tailored for the specific crowd, age and season.
You can order herbal tea - fresh Herbs from the place.
Small events can take place in a nearby hall.
It is also possible to combine a workshop (in additional charge) such as Japanese art and culture workshop (requires booking a month in advance)

for more information and reservations:
Tel: +972-54-6634348 (Naama Amit)
Facebook: Japanese garden kibutz heftzi-ba



  • National Parks
  • Sightseeing
  • Biking
  • Horseback Riding

Points of Interest

  • Beit Shean (10 min)
  • Tiberias (35 min)
  • Nazareth (30 min)
  • Tel Aviv (1 h 30)


per person, from ILS 25

Additional information

A guided tour in the garden is with a cost of 150 ILS minimum for a small group of 1-7 people. (around 37€)
For a group of more than 8 people the price will be 25 ILS per person (around 6,20€)


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Location :

> Israel > Jordan Valley > Beit Shean

  • Nearby city/cities : Heftziba
  • Nearest airport : Ben Gurion INT Airport (1 h 30)

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Naama Amit

Naama Amit

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Kibbutz Heftziba
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