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Japanese Friendship Garden Society

2215 Pan American Plz, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92101-1656
(619) 232-2721
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English first
San Diego, California, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Again this is a place I love to visit and stroll through. The recent upgrading of the "canyon" is a lovely addition. The cherry blossom season is an especially popular time. (Check the website to see the dates of the blossoms.) Any time of the year it is great for Japanese lunch in the outdoor cafe.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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168 reviews 168 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I felt like I had been there before as I viewed the gravel garden with the boulder islands. It was not as clean as in Japan however with leaves on the gravel. It is a pleasant walk along the hillside and will fantastic when the pavilion and child park are completed in the next 2 years. Best time of the... More 

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Roswell, GA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The only reason I went through here was because it was included in the Balboa Park passport. I don't think I would have paid the standard admission price for what it is. The walk was short but nice enough if you can ignore the construction. I guess this is listed as a restaurant because there is a cafe by the... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

It's a shame that the Garden Society feels justified in charging admission for a garden which is full of heavy machinery, dust, noise, and debris. In fact, I feel it should be closed down until all the renovations are finished. There is really nothing to see.

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Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This can be quite tranquil and beautiful. The display right now shows Japanese art owned by local people in SD. The gardens are under construction and so there's a small part where you can't go but you can watch them working. The one piece you should know is that you need to get there before 3:30. There's also a little... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The lower level was being worked on, but reasonable fee to get in. Great place for taking pics, but long way from the bottom to the top. Only partially finished.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

As someone who lives in SD and pays taxes, i resent that such a large chunk of the walking paths in automobile heavy Balboa Park has been taken over by this place that you would then have to pay a lot of money over the course of a year to enter. Moreover they ruined a large portion of natural walk... More 

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Address: 2215 Pan American Plz, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92101-1656
Phone Number: (619) 232-2721
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla

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