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Shinzen Japanese Garden

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Pretty in the right season

This place is relaxing and quiet. Not a lot of things blooming in the Fall, but it's still pretty... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brighton, Michigan
Beautiful sceneries

This place is perfect for weddings and pictures. Lovely areas. Worth it to pay for the visit. My... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Isabel C
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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“japanese garden”(14 reviews)
“koi pond”(6 reviews)
The Shinzen Friendship Garden is a traditional northwestern American Japanese Garden. The Garden was constructed to honor Fresno’s Sister City, Kochi, Japan, celebrating the spirit of understanding and promoting educational and cultural awareness...more
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114 E Audubon Dr, Fresno, CA 93720-1512
+1 559-840-1264
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is relaxing and quiet. Not a lot of things blooming in the Fall, but it's still pretty with the ponds and greenery.

Thank DoreenHeff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is perfect for weddings and pictures. Lovely areas. Worth it to pay for the visit. My kids enjoyed it. They have a beautiful peacock roaming around.

Thank Isabel C
Reviewed July 30, 2018

You might say that we picked the absolute worst time to visit the Shinzen Garden earlier this month -- in the afternoon, when the Bonsai Garden was closed, and in 100+ heat. I give the place four stars anyway because of my vision of what...More

2  Thank IrvineUncleT
Reviewed July 23, 2018

If you need some alone time this is the place to go. Is your day too stressful? Visit the Japanese Garden and take in the quiet and beauty of the surroundings.

Thank nombrechip
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Okay place. We've seen prettier Japanese Gardens elsewhere. It was a nice stroll on a hot afternoon, and the park was pretty, but wouldn't necessary give it raves. I think younger kids (and some older ones) would be bored.

Thank donanddarlene
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Shenzhen garden This is Fresno’s hidden treasure don’t miss it. Not only is the garden outstanding but the bonsai collection is as good as you’ll see anywhere

2  Thank richberrett
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

I go here at lunch sometimes to de-stress and enjoy the gorgeous gardens. Each time I go I notice something different. Really a beautiful place.

1  Thank PSB93711
Reviewed November 29, 2017

Located inside Woodward Park, in North East Fresno on the road to Yosemite you will find Woodward Park. In the Shinzen Japanese Garden you will find one of the most beautiful Japanese Gardens outside of Japan. Nicer than the one in Long Beach CA. With...More

2  Thank Robert_Avery_13
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

We found this little gem by accident. We were looking for something to do after breakfast and before we head to a marching band competition. This place is beautiful and very peaceful. Maybe because we were here early enough, there was hardly anyone around. The...More

1  Thank Eleanor D
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

We take first time out-of-towners when ever they visit us. We live close to Woodward Park and walk to the Gardens from our house, it’s always a peaceful enjoyable afternoon Great

2  Thank Thebob00
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October 22, 2017|
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Response from SusanaF1458 | Property representative |
ENTRY FEE* Under 4 yrs Free 4 – 14 yrs: $1 15 yrs - Adult: $5 Seniors 62+/Students: $1 Family (2-5 people): $7 CASH ONLY *Woodward Park entry/parking fee per car: $5; $3 for seniors; $7 on holidays
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September 13, 2017|
Response from driveinmovie | Reviewed this property |
on leash is ok
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September 13, 2017|
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Response from Chloe G | Reviewed this property |
The website indicates no pets allowed.