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Hayward Japanese Gardens

22373 N 3rd St, Hayward, CA 94546-6969
+1 510-881-6700
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Beautiful surprise right in town, tucked away between two surprisingly deep creeks: Castro Valley and San Lorenzo Creeks

The gardens are lovely and shockingly peaceful, given the gardens' central location. The paths are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
FD B
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Hayward, California
Beautiful manicured garden

As I walked through the garden, "manicured" is the word that came to my mind. The trees are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael K
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“senior center” (15 reviews)
“japanese garden” (15 reviews)
“koi fish” (6 reviews)
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22373 N 3rd St, Hayward, CA 94546-6969
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+1 510-881-6700
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The gardens are lovely and shockingly peaceful, given the gardens' central location. The paths are level, longer than I expected in this location, easy to navigate, and lead to shady gazebos, one hanging over a creek, and the other built over a koi pond. Free,...More

Thank FD B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As I walked through the garden, "manicured" is the word that came to my mind. The trees are carefully trimmed and you feel like walking through a huge bonzai garden. The landscape is nicely done and full of photo opportunities. The place is not that...More

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for the first time with my hubby. We fell in love with this Hayward Japanese Garden. It's an oasis in the city of Hayward and wonderful, peaceful place to spend time with a loved one or by oneself. We loved walking on the...More

Thank LisaandRod93013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our kids on a school excursion. It was a hidden gem.the children enjoyed the coy pond with very pretty fish.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister got marry here and its beautiful years pass by but this place does not beautiful pictures and backgrounds.

Thank Jessica G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small, beautiful, inspired and Tranquillity Garden. 🌸 There you can appreciate differents spots to take a wonderful picture with the diversity of bonsai, and the Japan estructures that gives me a memorable time to share with my family. Ah! That day we saw a Quinceañera...More

Thank sandramA3042JE
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

We walked here from our hotel and were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of it all. It is in the middle of the city but you would never know it because it was quiet and peaceful. Although the garden itself is on the smaller side,...More

1  Thank Dan C
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

What a great find! It's quiet, has several nooks and crannies, and was perfect for my meetup to talk and journal with friends. It would be great for sketching, thinking, writing, or any activity where nature and beautiful surroundings add to your life. I can't...More

Thank Nikki W
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

Though it's a small garden, it has many options for a wonderful photo-shoot, good place to spend for an hour and half...and a pond with variety of fish..kids really enjoy it...it closes of early...so better to be there by afternoon...entry is free and you don't...More

Thank NavikUS
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Went there early in the morning to take photographs and catch some good light. Parking is easily available and it is an easy very short walk to the gate. Entrance is free. Very well kept. A true hidden gem in the middle of Hayward. Excellent...More

Thank DaveH1965
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