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Japanese Friendship Garden

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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We used a Culture Pass to try this garden out so our visit was free. Otherwise, the fee is minimal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Victoria P
Carefree, Arizona
Lives up to it’s name

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

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona
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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
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1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1821
+1 602-291-9209
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used a Culture Pass to try this garden out so our visit was free. Otherwise, the fee is minimal to enter. It was a nice cool day for a stroll through the Japanese Gardens. We were welcomed by the kind staff and asked to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a lovely site for a wedding. I spent 4 days leaving messages, emails and texts for the only person there that handles weddings. Every time I called I was told they would get ahold of Raina and have her call me. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dln2904
Reviewed November 8, 2018

It’s hard to believe this luscious garden is in the middle of a large and busy city. A lovely place to wander or sit and enjoy the beauty.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Nancy15423
Reviewed September 16, 2018

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!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank VCP14
Reviewed September 5, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank algsunshine
Reviewed August 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank francieWLafayette
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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.