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Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix

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Great place to read or meditate. Small and would not spend much time if you were just walking thru... read more

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Quiet almost somber place to visit, it's smaller than expected but plenty of areas to sit and enjoy... read more

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We are a traditional Japanese stroll garden in the heart of Downtown Phoenix. We are 501(c)3 non profit organization in cooperation with the city of Phoenix and Phoenix Sister Cities Organization. The garden was designed and built by garden master...more
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1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1821
+1 602-291-9209
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for the first time today and loved it. You can no longer feed the coi due to a problem with pigeons competing for the food and making a mess. Every turn of our walk around the grounds brought a new beauty spot...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank LovemyAcura
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. Beautiful scenery, wonderful setting, glorious waterways, and lovely fish and ducks.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Scuffy13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to read or meditate. Small and would not spend much time if you were just walking thru but it is very pleasant for reading and listening to the waterfall.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank G-girlUSA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet almost somber place to visit, it's smaller than expected but plenty of areas to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. Unless you enjoy the company of your own thoughts it's not a place you'd spend much time in, but due to the entry...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DistrictBrit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a very large place but worth a quick wander around. Very calm and lovely, small shop for souvenirs.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Road672710
Reviewed October 12, 2019 via mobile

Lovely garden that is quiet and beautiful. Only took about 30 min to see it all. Maybe try and catch it on a free day. The koi fish are really neat. Would be cool to be able to feed them.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Almorgan21
Reviewed October 6, 2019

You'd never know you were surrounded by traffic when you step inside the Japanese Friendship gardens. It's small but so peaceful and perfectly groomed. The staff is so welcoming and answer all questions. They offer tea ceremonies which you have to sign up for in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Penelope E
Reviewed October 5, 2019

We came during First Friday so it was free admission (regular admission is $10). The problem was this place is so small it was overwhelmingly crowded. Plus it was night time, so it was hard to see much because the lighting was very low. It...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Culture05311040427
Reviewed September 30, 2019

Hard to believe this is right in the city, because once you get inside, walk the peaceful green paths, stroll by the Koi ponds and feel the shade of trees, you'll feel like you've been transported to somewhere else. Helpful tip: Do read about the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MN2AZsoon
Reviewed September 4, 2019

I enjoy going to the gardens and walking around - it is right in central phoenix but feels very peaceful. I enjoy when they have events here, and I believe you can rent some space there (call to be sure).

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank desertmidwife
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March 10, 2019|
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Response from JFGPHX | Property representative |
We have free Parking space in front of the garden.
Clifford O
October 16, 2017|
Response from Hana S | Reviewed this property |
Garden: 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. Season: Tues - Sun October 1st - May 31st
Salvador G
April 5, 2017|
Response from H0tsauce | Reviewed this property |
$5 per person plus $1 for a packet of Koi food
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