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Takagi watering system

Watering your garden

  • Is your garden on the small side and are you struggling with oversized hose reels and stiff garden hoses that are a physical strain to roll up and for which there is actually no space in your garden?
  • Do you think that the ubiquitous luridly coloured garden hoses, spray heads und hose reels spoil the overall look of your garden?
  • Do you have some beds in your garden that are a long way from your water source but with delicate plants that you would like to water effortlessly without having to lug heavy watering cans or drag hoses around?
  • Do you want to enjoy watering the plants on your roof terrrace or balcony or are you looking for an irrigation solution for urban gardening?

Then now is the time to have a look at our garden hoses, spray heads, rotary sprinklers and hose reels from the Japanese manufacturer TAKAGI. The gardening culture in Japan is highly developed and definitely sophisticated. Also, gardening space in Japan is at a premium. The development of gardening tools has taken account of this situation in that products require little space and are versatile for different watering tasks thanks to the infinitely variable adjustment of spray heads.

The hose reels from TAKAGI are small, easy to handle and light. The hoses are highly elastic and easy to reel in. For small gardens there are also very thin hoses that can be confidently used on terraces and balconies. They are also easily handled by people with physical limitations.

There are no gaudy colours that push the gardening implements into the lime light. The combination of white and blue conjures up an almost clinically cool image that merges discreetly into the garden landscape so that the observer’s full attention is focussed on the garden itself.

The spray heads can be adjusted so precisely that even the most delicate plants will not come to any harm. These are the best and most versatile spray heads that we have ever come across. They are of high quality, very robust and can be operated with one hand. The area to be watered by the smooth-running, quiet and fast-spinning rotary sprinkler can be regulated with extreme precision simply by changing the water pressure, so that areas no greater than 1 to 2 square metres can be irrigated without wasting water.

All components are compatible with standard system connections for garden hoses.

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Spray heads and rotary sprinklers

Spray heads

All spray heads from TAKAGI feature 1-click locking and, depending on the model, various steplessly adjustable spray patterns. They function perfectly even at low water pressure. The connectors also fit the hoses of well-known manufacturers. Description and illustration above: Premium Handy spray head code 339021.


TAKAGI Trio spray head The Trio is a lightweight allround spray head. It too features convenient 1-click locking. Three steplessly adjustable spray patterns – cone, spray mist and straight jet – support versatile applications.

Code 339020CartPrice € 18.50

TAKAGI Premium Handy spray head The Premium Handy spray head offers four spray patterns: in addition to cone, spray mist and straight jet there is a very fine spray option with a soft water jet that can be used to water the most delicate plants. Moreover, the volume of water can be regulated simply by varying the water pressure with your thumb. The grip is rubberized for perfect handling and holding even with wet hands. This spray head also features 1-click locking. The spray head including rubber rim is 65 mm in diameter.

Code 339021CartPrice € 32.00

TAKAGI Premium Garden spray head In addition to the four regular spray patterns the Premium Garden spray head offers two additional ones: a focussed, strong spray that issues only from the central holes and is suitable for reaching more remote watering points, and an extremely fine spray mist that atomizes the water. This mist function is appreciated by many users, not only because it proves useful for watering delicate exotics but also because it can be used simply for air humidification. Obviously, this model also has a rubberized handle and features 1-click locking. The spray head including rubber rim is 79 mm in diameter. The large spray head supports wide-ranging irrigation.

Code 339022CartPrice € 35.00

TAKAGI Compact spray head This lightweight, compact model offers four spray patterns: cone, spray mist, straight jet and fine spray, albeit with a much reduced spray head measuring 44 mm in diameter including the rubber rim. 1-click locking as for the larger models. Inexpensive and perfectly adequate in many cases.

Code 339023CartPrice € 23.00

Metal rotary sprinkler with hose connector The 3-arm rotary sprinkler (incl. hose connector code 339044 for 1/2-inch hoses) lets you irrigate a circular area with very even spread of water. As such it is ideal for smaller patches of grass, allotments and beds. Thanks to technically sophisticated and extremely precise production processes this sprinkler is particularly smooth-running and quiet. This results in a specially fine and uniform spray pattern. The sprinkler also functions reliably at low water pressures.
The metal arm can be removed for cleaning. You regulate the water pressure to mark out the size of the area to be irrigated: 1 bar gives a radius of approx. 2 m, 4 bars gives a radius of approx. 6 m.
Size H x B x T: 184 x 67 x 258 mm
Supplied with hose connector for hoses with
Hose inside diameter 12-13 mm
Hose outside diameter up to 21 mm
This rotary sprinkler can also be used with 3/8-inch hoses, if you have a hose connector for thin hoses, eg, code 339040.

Code 339075CartPrice € 37.00
TAKAGI watering wand

The watering wands from TAKAGI increase the user’s action radius and are steplessly adjustable. The connectors also fit the hoses of well-known manufacturers. Description and illustration above: Long watering wand code 339024.



TAKAGI long watering wand with spray head This watering wand weighs 350 g, but it is as light as a feather once in operation. The head ist identical to the Premium Handy spray head and offers 4 spray patterns: in addition to cone, spray mist and straight jet there is a very fine spray option with a gentle water stream that can be used to water the most delicate plants. Moreover, the volume of water can be regulated simply by varying the water pressure with your thumb. The grip is rubberized for perfect handling and holding even with wet hands. The wand also features 1-click locking. The total length of this watering wand is approx. 95 cm.

Code 339024CartPrice € 39.50

TAKAGI short watering wand This short watering wand is intended primarily for gentle, spot watering of small plants. Also very well suited for bonsai and all pot plants, especially if only the roots and not the leaves are to be wetted. The volume of water is steplessly adjustable. It differs from other spray heads in that locking is a 2-step operation. Diameter of the spray head 30 mm, total length 33 cm, weight only 160 g.

Code 339025CartPrice € 29.50

Hose reels



The hose reels from TAKAGI are lightweight and compact. The hoses are soft and elastic and are easy to reel out and in. The hose diameter depends on the model. Hose lengths have dual specifications, eg, 10 + 2 m. What does this mean? The length of hose on the reel is 10 m. A second hose 2 m long is supplied as connection between the hose reel and the water tap. You are free to swap the two hoses, ie, you connect the 10 m hose to your water tap and walk through the garden with the hose reel and the spray head connected to the 2 m hose. This second variant is, however, only appropriate for lighter models with a thin hose. Click on the "2" below the illustration for an application example. Description and illustration above: Lightweight hose reel MINI-BOX code 339002.


Lightweight hose reel MINI-BOX This small and light hose reel is suitable for small gardens. The thin hose and compact spray head make for really easy handling. An extractable hook for hanging the reel out of harm’s way is part of the product set, as is a holder for the spray head that clips onto the front of the housing. The hose reel is equipped with a folding handle for easy carrying.
Size H x B x T: 254 x 141 x 280 mm
Weight 1900 g
Supplied with Compact spray head code 339023
Supplied with one each 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch tap connector
Hose length 10 + 2 m
Hose inside diameter 7.5 mm
Hose outside diameter 10.5 mm

Code 339002CartPrice € 75.00

Lightweight hose reel MEDI-BOX For the same hose diameter this hose reel provides an increased action radius of 5 metres. A holder for the spray head that clips onto the front of the housing is part of the product set. The hose reel is equipped with a folding handle for easy carrying.
Size H x B x T: 302 x 168 x 343 mm
Weight 2700 g
Supplied with Compact spray head code 339023
Supplied with one each 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch tap connector
Hose length 15 + 1.5 m
Hose inside diameter 7.5 mm
Hose outside diameter 10.5 mm

Code 339003CartPrice € 85.00

Hose reel MAXI-BOX This hose reel adds another three benefits: the action radius of 20 metres is significantly greater than for the smaller models and the thicker hose lets you increase the water flow. The Premium Handy spray head with four spray patterns provides versatile functionality. The reel has four fold-away feet for greater stability. The top section of the housing can be removed. The hose is reeled in by means of a removable crank. A sturdy handle in the top of the housing makes for easy carrying.
Size H x B x T: 375 x 254 x 397 mm
Weight 4900 g
Supplied with Premium Handy spray head code 339021
Supplied with one each 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch tap connector
Hose length 20 + 1.2 m
Hose inside diameter 12 mm
Hose outside diameter 17 mm

Code 339007CartPrice € 129.00

Accessories and hoses

Hose couplings from TAKAGI are absolutely watertight. TAKAGI uses 4 coupling segments in its hose connectors; this contrasts with other manufacturers who use just 2 or 3. Click on the image on the right to see how the connectors compare. This design makes connecting and disconnecting much simpler and requires far less effort. The plastic material and seals have high stability and flexibility and are manufactured to tight tolerances. This is vital for tightness and product service life. The spigot nut on the hose side tapers off towards the hose so that the hose cannot catch on anything when it is pulled. If your current hose couplings drip or otherwise fail to live up to your expectations, then you should consider trying these products from TAKAGI.


Hose connector for thin hoses (3/8 inch) Very solidly built connecting element with dual rubber seal for preventing water leakage.
For hoses with
Inside diameter 7.5 to 9 mm
Outside diameter up to 13.5 mm

Code 339040CartPrice € 7.90

Hose connector (1/2 inch) A floating plastic sleeve encompasses the hose tightly to ensure high tightness.
Tough, impact-resistant plastic
For hoses with
Inside diameter 12 to 13 mm
Outside diameter up to 21 mm

Code 339041CartPrice € 5.90


The long hose tail presses the sleeve tightly onto the hose to stop it coming off. This also applies to other TAKAGI hose couplings!

Hose connector with water stop for thin hoses (3/8 inch) This hose connector with water stop function allows you to switch attachments without first having to turn off the water supply.
Especially suited for the compact hose reels with hoses 10 m and 15 m long.
For hoses with
Inside diameter 7.5 to 9 mm
Outside diameter up to 13.5 mm

Code 339043CartPrice € 8.90

Hose connector with water stop (1/2 inch) Allows you to swap connectors without having to turn off the water.
For hoses with
Inside diameter 12 to 13 mm
Outside diameter up to 21 mm

Code 339044CartPrice € 7.90

Hose coupling (1/2 inch) This swivel coupling from TAKAGI prevents the hose from twisting. Specially suited for extension hoses or for damaged hoses.
For hoses with
Inside diameter 12 to 13 mm
Outside diameter up to 21 mm

Code 339046CartPrice € 7.90

Adapter for 2 hose connectors Adapters let you connect hoses with different diameters. The lower diagram shows the connection of a 3/8-inch hose (left) with a 1/2-inch hose (right).

Code 339048CartPrice € 4.50

Hose adapter (1/2 inch) This hose adapter lets you connect hoses with one easy and quick action.
For hoses with
Inside diameter 12 to 13 mm
Outside diameter up to 21 mm

Code 339049CartPrice € 6.50

Two-way distributor The water flow rate of each outlet is individually adjustable. Use it directly at the water tap or as distributor on hose connections.
This lets you connect two hoses to a single water tap.

Code 339050CartPrice € 19.00

Tap adapter 1/2 inch This adapter for the hose connectors above is screwed directly onto the water tap.
Note: This adapter is part of the hose reel product package.

Code 339051CartPrice € 3.50

Do I have a 1/2-inch or 3/4-inch water tap?
You can find out simply by measuring the outside diameter of the thread on your water tap. If it is approx. 21 mm in diameter it is a 1/2-ich tap, if it is approx. 27 mm it is a 3/4-inch tap.

Tap adapter 3/4 inch This adapter for the hose connectors described above is screwed directly onto the water tap.
Note: This adapter is part of the hose reel product package.

Code 339052CartPrice € 4.20

Extension hose 5 m (3/8 inch) with 2 hose connectors Specially suited for increasing the reach of the compact hose reels with hoses 10 m and 15 m long. The hose is thin, lightweight and non-kinking. It is somewhat thicker than the hose that is supplied together with compact hose reels.
Inside diameter 9 mm
Outside diameter 13 mm

Code 339060CartPrice € 19.90

Premium hose (1/2 inch) Specially suited to increase the reach of the large hose reel with hose 20 m long, but also useful as a hose on its own for use with spray heads and hose connectors or the rotary sprinkler. This hose is constructed to minimize kinking and twisting.
The outside skin of the hose is smooth so that friction is minimized when the hose is reeled in.
This hose is UV-resistant, algae-resistant and weatherproof
Bursting pressure 30 bar
Inside diameter
Outside diameter 17 mm
Supplied without hose connectors!

Length CodePrice
10 m
Code 339065CartPrice € 19.50
20 m
Code 339067CartPrice € 35.90
30 m
Code 339069CartPrice € 53.50
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