There is a section within the D.R. Park which is dedicated as a Japanese Garden. The garden was created through the 1980s for the small community of Japanese expatriates who had since called Ipoh their home.
The history of the relationship between the city of Ipoh and the Japanese dated way back. The Japanese has pumped in billions of ringgit into Perak as a form of investment, mostly in the manufacturing industry.
The key design of the garden is to emphasize on Japanese ideas of space and harmony.
Some of familiar features of the garden include koi pond, Japanese style bridge, bamboo fences, fern, lotus, water lily plants and bonsai trees.