The Japanese garden is a beautiful garden, situated at a distance of 3 km from Vasco Da Gama. It stands on top of the Mormugao Ridge and is maintained by the Mormugaon Port Trust. It is well known for the ruins of Fortaleza Santa Catarina, whose walls run through the garden. The garden is an ideal tourist attraction with panoramic views of small islands standing in the middle of the sea. There is a Japanese garden beach, which is usually quiet place to visit in this area and this beach got its name from the Japanese Garden. There is also a small temple named Shri Shiv Durgamata temple, located on the way to the beach.