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Shinzen Japanese Garden

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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It was so beautiful! Very quiet, lovely trees and just very nice all around. Nice place to bring... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christina W
Augusta, Georgia
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Picture it, nature's treasure in the heart of Fresno

This is a beautiful garden and because it has been a very hot summer, I am sure if I come back and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 1 week ago via mobile

It was so beautiful! Very quiet, lovely trees and just very nice all around. Nice place to bring the kids or if you're a couple.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Christina W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful garden and because it has been a very hot summer, I am sure if I come back and see in the rainy season it will be even more beautiful. As you walk through the garden you will find many sights to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This garden venue is very beautiful and peaceful. It is a wonderful place to unwind and walk around and admire the beauty.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank glofromfresno
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice, Japanese garden located close to Fresno. It is beautiful! We went there we the kids and loved it. A pleasant surprise and not exactly what we would have expected in Fresno! Well done! In order to get to the garden you need to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank saltacity
Reviewed July 24, 2019

There is a special quality to a Japanese Garden that evokes calmness and contemplation, especially when it is appropriately maintained. The Shinzen is one such. It invites strolling, admiring koi, soaking in the various species of plant life and calmly sitting and being in the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Goodtogo2019
Reviewed July 17, 2019

I am reviewing this from a value standpoint. I have been to Japanese Gardens that cost $25+ per person, and was amazed. This one cost us $7 total for 5 people on the family rate, so my 5 stars is based on that. This isn't...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Have been going to this unique garden for 20 years and I can’t say enough about it. So much care has been taken in making this garden wonderful for everyone. Would highly recommend for families and couples!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AmyiSellHomesBraun
Reviewed April 14, 2019

It's a tiny garden, but it's so beautiful. There was a group taking pictures on the day I visited. If I visit again, I will bring snacks, sit somewhere and take in the view. It only takes about 15 minutes if you want to walk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Princess C
Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

Shinzen Friendship Garden is a surprising gem! Beautiful garden with a group of massive koi which seem eager to greet you. A Peacock displayed in full glory. We were able to see some of the bonsai,as the gardens are closed weekdays. A true find.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank GaryMcK50
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

I went to “restore my soul “ on a quiet walk at this most peaceful garden and setting. There I spotted all the buds are at the tip of the branches just about to burst .... a promise of rejuvenation of life itself . This...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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October 22, 2017|
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Response from ShinzenGardenFresno | 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
September 13, 2017|
Response from driveinmovie | Reviewed this property |
on leash is ok
September 13, 2017|
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Response from Chloe G | Reviewed this property |
The website indicates no pets allowed.