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Japanese Friendship Garden

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Address: 1125 North 3rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone Number: (602) 262-6412
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Tranquility in the heart of Phoenix

Finding this place is not easy, but once you do, you will go back and take others. In the hot, noisy, heart of Phoenix is acres of lakes full of Koi you can feed, and turtles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Finding this place is not easy, but once you do, you will go back and take others. In the hot, noisy, heart of Phoenix is acres of lakes full of Koi you can feed, and turtles floating on logs, green lawns, secluded benches where you can sit and meditate, or just gulp in awe.Yes, families with kids are there, but... More 

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Sedona, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Peaceful, beautifully and thoughtfully designed. I love the spring event where the women stroll the grounds in cotton kimono. A few hours spent here is like meditation to me.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place is so peaceful and quiet. Even thou the freeway was in the side of us but below. There is a lot of trees and flowers. Nice place to take a blanket and sit and enjoy the weather.....

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Scottsdale, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This place is absolutely beautiful. I had the honor of witnessing two of my friends get married here and the setting could not have been more perfect. They set the area up so nicely and the garden itself was breathtaking. Add in a nice fall day with the sun setting in the background as the shared their vows = priceless.... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We tried to go before our flight, but it didn't open until 10 A.M. Instead we walked the perimeter and saw a lot of it and it is a place we want to go back. Very pretty and pristine. We love gardens and especially Japanese ones. It seemed a little expensive for the size, but this probably accounts for the... More 

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Marion
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Always enjoy visiting city gardens especially oriental ones so had to stop here. The ticket lady seemed very confused about how many were in our group (five) and what to charge. We had to ask several times about the koi food which was advertised on the board right in front of her. There was a sign with a sinister looking... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I LOVE the Japanese Friendship Garden. I took my son he had a blast feeding the Koi fish and watching the water fall. It's a very peaceful place Great place to take a date or go and relax under a tree.

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Right in the middle of Phoenix there's a peaceful garden full of amazing bonsai, koi and fountains for your enjoyment. They have a plethora of things to do during their season (they're closed during the hot summer months): tea ceremonies, jewelry or ornament making, cultural dance and song, and my favorite--Otsukimi Moonviewing Event, where the garden is viewed at night... More 

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Surprise, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Photo club trip. Very peaceful and interesting.turtles and ducks were great for pictures. Coi fish were hungry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I took my 9 month old daughter and we just walked around, hung out, and enjoyed the quiet. It's a surprising little peaceful area in downtown. You can make this a short trip, or you can stay for however long you'd like. It would be a great place to bring a blanket and just relax in the grass, or just... More 

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Address: Address: 1125 North 3rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone Number: (602) 262-6412
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix

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