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Japanese Friendship Garden

Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 408-794-7275
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Beautiful Japanese garden setting in SJ

I have been here many times and enjoy the beautiful landscape and koi fish pond. April is nice when... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
drastler
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Roseville, California
A relaxing beautiful location to spend the afternoon

I've been going to the Japanese Friendship Garden for over thirty years. The quiet beauty of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lori S
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This well-maintained park covers six acres of manicured landscape, waterfalls, bridges and bonzai plants.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112
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+1 408-794-7275
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here many times and enjoy the beautiful landscape and koi fish pond. April is nice when the azaleas are in bloom but I like fall too when you can see the fall colors

Thank drastler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to the Japanese Friendship Garden for over thirty years. The quiet beauty of the garden calms my nerves and brings me peace. Although it could, the garden has never been touristy. Just a wonderful place that local residents love to visit.

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely little park. Haven't been here in awhile, so don't know if they've totally recovered from last years flood. But it's well worth a visit, especially in the Spring.

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend recommended this place, and I think in other times of the year it would be gorgeous. In December, however, the was a lot of maintenance and many areas were closed. It was still lovely, but I would suggest coming here at another time....More

Thank orracle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to have a picnic and walk around the park. A great place for pictures (prom, wedding etc). Children will enjoy watching the gold fishes in the pond.

1  Thank erlyned2017
Reviewed 16 November 2017

The Japanese garden is such a lovely, peaceful, beautiful place to visit and I very much enjoyed my time here.

Thank JDZatSF
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Love this park. Quiet and a great place to meditate and relax. Plenty of free parking near by. Good place to take a visitor.

2  Thank yoitzcj
Reviewed 8 August 2017

its not in the best part of town, but the garden is nice with a lots of Japanese decorations. the park next door, happy hollow, also has a petting zoo for children. good place to visit.

2  Thank Fred A
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Amazing gem in San Jose, gifted over 60 years ago from SJ's sister city in Japan, Okayama.Tranquil beauty found along it's paths that wind through the park along waterways, waterfalls, bridges, and the many beautiful surprises, such as koi, the teahouse, rock formations and the...More

1  Thank Susan A
Reviewed 14 June 2017

It's a shame the Japanese Friendship Garden is next to one of San Jose's busiest roads. Traffic noise cannot be avoided. I recommend headphones. Great place for photography. Beautiful weeping willows. Well worth the visit.

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