Japanese garden in Washington SyCip Park beckons

we cordially invite you to pay a visit to the Washington SyCip Park in Legazpi Village, a green spot in the midst of an urban jungle where you can repair to, spend quiet time for meditation or take a breath of fresh air,
away from the madding crowd.

Enjoy its newest offering—the Tsuruki-En Japanese garden, where you
are instantly transported to a place steeped in beauty (of form, line and earth colors), a cultural space rich in the symbols of Japanese Zen gardens—the crane, symbol of longevity and good luck; and the turtle,
symbol of peace and safety.

A gift to Mr. Washington SyCip by Security Bank, represented by its Chairman
Emeritus Mr. Frederick Dy, and Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), represented by its Managing Executive for Asia and Oceania, Mr. Takayoshi Futae, the garden concretizes the harmonious relations between Japan and the Philippines that has stood strong for decades.

Inaugurated on February 14, 2017, it rode on yet another symbol—Valentine, shining a light on the love between the Japanese and Filipino people, and between the two nations. The garden aims to promote people-to-people ties and crosscultural connections, while the partnership between the corporate sponsors—Security Bank and MUFG—reinforces the business and economic bonds that hold the two countries together.

The event was graced by Japanese Ambassador Kasuhide Ishikawa, Ayala Group Chairman and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Security Bank Chairman Alberto Villarosa, Makati Mayor Abigail Binay-Campos, and the honoree, Mr. Washington SyCip.

It is worthy of note that the park is named after Mr. SyCip, founder of SGV & Company, in recognition of his invaluable contributions to Philippine business and society.

Whichever part of Makati CBD you live or work in, you will find a stroll to the park and a quiet time in the Japanese garden worth every moment of your effort and time.