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Address: 1125 North 3rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone Number: (602) 262-6412
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I was in Phoenix to visit a friend. Unfortunately her husband has cancer & ended up in the hospital while I was visiting. She and I spent a lot of time at the hospital also. On... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
KJHA1
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Littleton, Colorado

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Mesa, Arizona
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We liked the park but was disappointed with the construction work going on next door. Would like to go back when the flowers are in blume .

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Littleton, Colorado
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Phoenix to visit a friend. Unfortunately her husband has cancer & ended up in the hospital while I was visiting. She and I spent a lot of time at the hospital also. On Saturday, the sun was shining and we both found the peace we needed at The Japanese Friendship Garden. It is not a large garden... More 

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Thank KJHA1
San Antonio, Texas
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67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where my son and daughter-in-love chose to get married. It was a second marriage for both and a beautiful setting.

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Thank wanderingtraveler707
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this place was very pretty and relaxing, however do note there is construction going on on the high rise next to the park so it is not at all quiet. its a series of gardens around a large koi and duck pond. Nice escape from the city.

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Thank marynicnyc
Kaysville
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Jan 2016. $5 entrance fee. Fair enough for what you get. It is small, there are lots of huge coy fish and ducks in the pond. The waterfall........too fake noticeable pump hose running up to it. My wife is chirping in now what we think is the real reason for our lackluster experience. There is a HUGE BEHEMOTH of... More 

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Thank GastroGemHunter
Miamisburg, Ohio
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156 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there in January, so there were really no flowers in bloom. But it is a very pretty setting with a waterfall on the pond and nice statues.

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Thank timesharetraveler11
Phoenix, Arizona
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50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My teens love to go to this Garden. The waterfall and the pond are so beautiful, and even though it's a small place, the path makes it feel much bigger -- every step gives you a different view. It's a spectacular place for photos. Don't forget to buy fish food at the entry!

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Thank BlackBeltOjibwa
Phoenix, Arizona
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131 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to several beautiful Japanese gardens but never in the middle of a desert like this one is in Phoenix. For where it is situated -- right down town, by a freeway overpass, and by expensive lofts and apartments going up around Portland/1st-3rd Aves -- this little place is pretty impressive in the peaceful feeling it can still... More 

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Thank JKim27
Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We go here periodically to refresh our spirits. It is a quiet, beautiful location. The beautiful setting and paths to stroll a renewing.

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Thank Marty S
Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This is such a hidden treasure in the middle of the bleak dessert city of Phoenix. So pretty and peaceful. Great for kids - feed the Koi.

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