Hyde Park meets the Far East in this lush, peaceful setting, just minutes from the lakefront.. In Short When you need to relax, this verdant oasis in Jackson Park is the place. The quiet pools, natural forests and well-manicured vegetation drown out surrounding noise, allowing for some peace of mind amid the chaos of the city. The traditional Japanese garden is located on Wooded Island, reached by picturesque footbridges. Rocks, flowers and shrubs are carefully landscaped around a replica of the Phoenix Temple near Kyoto, Japan.