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Japanese Friendship Garden

Address: 1125 North 3rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone Number: (602) 262-6412
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Ranked #20 of 89 Attractions in Phoenix
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We visited on a Sunday, wasn't too busy. We bought our tickets and some Koi food. We weren't there for a long time but we took our time and just enjoyed the beautiful weather, plants and the waterfall. The Koi were really fun to feed and to watch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

It doesn't take long to get through but it's quite lovely and very peaceful. At different points of time the foliage I'm sure is different but seeing the Koi was pretty cool, they are massive. I'd go back with a friend, it's nice to sit and chat and enjoy the views.

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boston
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17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

There's really not much to see. It is a very small garden. Cute. You can see the whole garden in 15 minutes. I think the most fun part was feeding the Koi. There were lots of Koi in the Pond. Entrance fee $5.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

From the time I arrived until the time I left, I felt so relaxed. This place is full of tranquility and I truly believe the best part was feeding the ducks and all of the Koi fish in the pond. You can see the entire place in less than an hour.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Liked everything about the beautiful gardens & nearby shopping. Great koi ponds & gazebos to relax & reflect.

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Kensington, MD
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A lovely oasis of culture and zen in Phoenix. Good walking guide. A small garden, but well done with nice landscaping and large koi. We spent about 30 minutes walking around and taking photos. A little smaller than the other Japanese gardens we've been to in San Fran and Portland, but still very nice. It is one of the more... More 

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temple city
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Small garden in the middle of Phoenix. There were green color waterfalls with green water pond look like lack of maintenance. I wonder how those Koi fish stay alive The volunteers who staff the gardens could not be more friendly and welcoming. But take us long time just to get a ticket. Some spot for a nice photo, walking around.... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a beautiful little gem right in the heart of Phoenix. Doesn't take a lot of time to walk through the entire garden, but you'll want to just sit and take in the peace and tranquility. It is almost cliche to say, but do NOT forget your camera. Only five bucks to get in, free on the first Friday... More 

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Arizona
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78 reviews 78 reviews
9 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Asian spirituality stresses the existence of a joyful stillness at the heart of nature and in each of us. But it can only be experienced if one is still enough to notice. Japanese gardens are artfully crafted to assist us in experiencing such moments. We have been to Japanese gardens in a number of cities including Honolulu, San Francisco, Seattle,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

In the downtown area of Phoenix, an area that has gone under a complete restore, sits a wonderful escape. The Japanese Friendship Garden has been here several years already but it took my wife who is new to the Valley to point it out and suggest we visit. I highly recommend a visit and be prepared to take it slow... More 

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