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Japanese Friendship Garden

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Very peaceful and calming

I'm writing this as if the garden was in full operation. When we visited, all the koi had been... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Valleyblue
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Sacramento
Beautiful Peaceful Garden

For a change of pace visit this smaller park and Japanese garden. It is a quiet and peaceful place... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
jfarlam
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Windsor, Canada
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This well-maintained park covers six acres of manicured landscape, waterfalls, bridges and bonzai plants.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm writing this as if the garden was in full operation. When we visited, all the koi had been relocated to one pond due to flooding during heavy rains. Nonetheless, the gardens are very nice and pleasant to walk around. The one operating koi pond...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

Came in Dec. No water in most of the ponds. A lot of thiings not really japanese style. It is free to enter though.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank xiaocuidiniao
Reviewed December 12, 2018

For a change of pace visit this smaller park and Japanese garden. It is a quiet and peaceful place to rest and refresh yourself. A wedding party was there when we were and posing for photos. We were told that some Koi ponds were empty...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jfarlam
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Its a small typical Japanese garden, good for some pictures and very popular with weddings, Pre Prom pics and so on. I have been to plenty of Japanese gardens so this is nothing to brag about but its in SJ close to home and sometimes...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Izak K
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Trees/glasses are still maintained but the house inside was closed when I visited. The pond is also dried in mid-November. Give this garden another minus point for $6 parking without notifying that it is under renovation.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zoepham63
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

This is your chance to see how the koi ponds are built and interconnected with the upper and lower ponds. Even though the ponds were dry, it was still nice to walk along the paths and take in the well-manicured and serene area. We did...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank humudog
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Fun place to visit, not as good as some other Japanese gardens and the ponds were dry (for maintenance, I assume).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank what1
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This spot is hard to find, but quite beautiful. Some work is currently being done, but your imagination fills in the blanks. This is free, but parking is not.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lorichloe
Reviewed August 5, 2018

My sister and I visited here and really enjoyed it. Not very big but calming and peaceful. Parking costs but not horribly expensive

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Connie12
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

I had some time to kill before flight so I decided to check this place out. I wish there was a sign that notified you that the garden is still under renovation. I paid $6 for parking to look at a dried up reservoir. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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 WIWIandBRAD | 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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