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Japanese Friendship Garden

Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 408-794-7275
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One of my favorite places in SJ

As Japanese gardens go its a bit larger than most. But, its a beautiful and peaceful place to go... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Johnh S
Calm park

Beautiful and calm park in San Jose. It is a nice place to wind down over the weekends. Parking is... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Banafsheh I
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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
+1 408-794-7275
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

As Japanese gardens go its a bit larger than most. But, its a beautiful and peaceful place to go. It always makes me feel good to visit there.

Thank Johnh S
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and calm park in San Jose. It is a nice place to wind down over the weekends. Parking is a bit pricy though

Thank Banafsheh I
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The Japanese friendship garden is beautiful and peaceful. The koi are fun to watch. Parking is a bit steep considering it only takes about 1/2 hour to see the whole exhibit.

Thank kawiwebwatcher
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I have been to the Japanese Friendship Garden many times over the past 6 years. It is a beautiful place to walk and relax or meditate. Very beautiful and calming.

Thank Nowafox
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Nice place to come on a sunny day with a sack lunch. Stroll around the park, enjoy the landscape, ducks and water features.

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Very nice Japanese garden in the middle of San Jose, great for photos and to take a relaxing walk. Sure there is a bigger better one in SF but some times you do not want to drive and fight traffic. This garden is very nice...More

Thank izakkapi
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Beautifully landscaped, a bit poorly maintained because of all the inconsiderate, unattentive parents letting their brats trash up the place. Visit during school hours - much more peaceful!

2  Thank Tres W
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This place is beautiful, every time I've had been at this place was perfect, The photos of my son's graduation was there, our family time was there, one or two dates was there, me and my friend times was there, my OWN time was there...More

Thank AngelicaFerreira
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Coming from the USA, this Japanese garden seemed very small and not too decorative. Best part was meeting some very friendly people n speaking with them at length.

Thank Judith S
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Like the Noguichi Museum in Long Island City (Queens, NY) this garden is an exquisite Japanese expression of tranquillity situated in a Western industrial area. It unfolds before you, and the calm it exudes permeates. At every turn there is a surprise of color, a...More

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