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Japanese Friendship Garden

Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 408-794-7275
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Well maintained scenic place

Scenic place to walk around and it does have really good walk. It is little crowded with the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sowjanya P
Modeled after the famous Korakuen Garden in Okayama

In 2017 the Japanese Friendship Garden was underwater from San Jose’s Coyote Creek flooding. Koi... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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This well-maintained park covers six acres of manicured landscape, waterfalls, bridges and bonzai plants.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112
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+1 408-794-7275
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Reviewed yesterday

Scenic place to walk around and it does have really good walk. It is little crowded with the photographers & crew otherwise good place to hangout.

Thank Sowjanya P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In 2017 the Japanese Friendship Garden was underwater from San Jose’s Coyote Creek flooding. Koi fish were found blocks away at the golf course. Electric power to the park is still off which means the pond pumps are not working. Only one of the three...More

1  Thank sinoue
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

After enjoying our lunch at the Japanese tea house we decided to take a stroll down the Japanese Friendship Path, it's located in a ravine, so you will be walking downhill and of course uphill when you return. It's a 12-acre park and the stroll...More

1  Thank RU4NJ
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Though this garden has the basics of a Japanese garden, there is really not a whole lot to see. I circled the entire garden in about 15 minutes, after spending some time finding the entrance to the park and paying $6. Certain parts of the...More

Thank dove981
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

The most recent flood there has left the gardens in terrible condition. I was disappointed at our last visit. The Tea House was closed & the ponds full of algae. Sad.

Thank Kimhick
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Great for pictures; nice pond; many of the koi were filled off several years ago but there are still some.

Thank SanJoseCA999
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

This place was hard to find... the signage really sucks! Half of it was closed due to repairs caused by a flood of some kind. But even with that there was not a lot to see even though we walked around the whole place that...More

Thank jacques1543
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Beautiful small place with some good spots. Was in a good shape in the first visit but realized this time that the place is still recovering from last years flood.

Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

A nice Japanese garden located in a large park with a zoo, and museums. It's a bit hard to find the first time. It is located near the museum. Pay parking ($5). There is quite a bit of construction in March 2018, due to flooding...More

1  Thank BillPom
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Walking in the garden is very nice experience and there is a lot to see. Bring you camera it will be worth it

Thank Jurgen S
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SherrieP2629
June 19, 2017|
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Response from Tres W | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is still closed.
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Bmbryandejano
September 17, 2016|
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Response from TripMember07242017 | Reviewed this property |
confirmed. they close at night
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Estella C
June 8, 2016|
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Response from Chiloo-Chilee | Reviewed this property |
Google map will provide you accurate answer ;-)
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