The inviting aquamarine waters surrounding Koh Nang Yuan makes for a great diving and snorkeling experience. Japanese Garden is a small bay that is surrounded by granite rocks, and it is the ultimate diving and snorkeling spot on the east side part of Koh Nang Yuan. Many speculations have been made on the origin of its name. Still, the most credible one might be of its beautiful, organized structure, resembling a Japanese Garden.
Japanese Garden is a popular tourist destination from Koh Tao. It also attracts a pretty large number of tourists from Koh Samui and Koh Phangan all year long for a day trip. Due to its shallow and calm waters, diving and snorkeling beginners will find it pleasant and exciting to explore the waters of the Japanese Garden Koh Tao.
While some may worry that diving will be too easy in the waters of Koh Tao’s Japanese Garden, it does not mean that it is not suitable for the more others. Experienced divers attribute the beautiful landscape of Japanese Garden and a whole different world underwater to be the main attractions of the place. Be prepared to be enticed by the mystifying sunlight that glows between large boulders as you glide through them.
Arguably, the best time to dive and snorkel Japanese Garden in Koh Tao is during the dry season that falls from March to September. Avoid the period from November to January as it is known as a rainy period in the Gulf of Thailand. The sea is usually somewhat rough, and it is the least recommended season to enjoy underwater treasures of the Japanese Garden.
Altogether, a snorkeling or diving trip to Japanese Garden Koh Tao is best to combine with some beach-combing on Koh Nang Yuan and a leisure trek to its panoramic viewpoint.