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Japanese Friendship Garden

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Lives up to it’s name

Very friendly staff and very reasonable entrance fees. Manicured trails and koi pond is so... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
Nice walk

This is a quick walk, great during the winter season. Buy some koi food and enjoy feeding koi... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“koi fish”(24 reviews)
“tea ceremony”(13 reviews)
“large pond”(7 reviews)
We are a traditional Japanese stroll garden in the heart of Downtown Phoenix. We are 501(c)3 non profit organization in cooperation with the city of Phoenix and Phoenix Sister Cities Organization. The garden was designed and built by garden master...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1821
+1 602-291-9209
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very friendly staff and very reasonable entrance fees. Manicured trails and koi pond is so beautiful. Only drawback is size, wish it were larger. But size should not be a deterrent. Kid so will love feeding the koi - big and little kids!

Thank VCP14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quick walk, great during the winter season. Buy some koi food and enjoy feeding koi, pigeons and whatever other animals are around.

Thank algsunshine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the must-see places in Phoenix. It is incredible that this place exists here. Walk, meditate, feed the huge Koi...you will not believe you are in Phoenix

Thank John O
Reviewed August 10, 2018

A lush green oasis in a dusty desert. This garden s well kept, well stocked and very beautiful. You can actually smell the grass and other flora. The koi are abundant and kids love a good feeding frenzy. There are also elective events hosted here...More

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Much to hot for Phoenix summer months but great for an afternoon stole in the winter months. A quite spot in the mist of busy downtown Phoenix.

Thank Gatos3308
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I've had the great fortune to visit this Japanese Strolling Garden on two separate occasions. It's central pond and waterfall creates a cooling atmosphere in which to take a break from the hectic pace of the city. Plan time to sit and take in the...More

Thank Carrie M
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Imagine discovering a beautiful, Japanese garden right in the heart of Phoenix! My grandchildren and I had a beautiful morning there. The newly hatched ducklings were a bonus!

Thank francieWLafayette
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This little park within a park is a beautiful setting in mid-town Phoenix with many Japanese sculptures and plantings around a cool pond and meandering stream where 500 koi swim and vie for bits of fish food tossed by patrons. Water lillies flourish at one...More

Thank j0njudy
Reviewed May 27, 2018

This is not big; but it's a little quiet green place in the middle of central Phoenix. They have some events there and lots of weddings are held there.

1  Thank Ursula M
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Great place to spend time with the family. It is small but peaceful and pretty in the middle of the city. The tea ceremonies are a bit pricey but the garden is worth a visit.

Thank Sandra Á
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Clifford O
October 16, 2017|
Response from Hana S | Reviewed this property |
Garden: 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. Season: Tues - Sun October 1st - May 31st
Salvador G
April 5, 2017|
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Response from JFGPHX | Property representative |
General admission is $5.00, $4.00 for seniors/military/students with ID. Children 6 and under are free. We sell koi food for $1.00 per serving in the gift shop. Thank you!
March 18, 2017|
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Response from JFGPHX | Property representative |
Hello thank you for your question. We allow service animals only. Thank you and have a wonderful day.