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The Japanese Garden

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The Japanese Garden

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6100 Woodley Ave Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA 91406-6450
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Van Nuys Metrolink59 min
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GingerEB wrote a review Feb 2020
Los Angeles, California33 contributions15 helpful votes
All the reviews describing how lovely the garden is are true. In early February we were additionally enchanted by an elegant white heron that calmly walked along the edge of the lake a few feet from where we were standing plus geese and cormorants and lots of lively ducks. The magic spell however was pretty much destroyed when we arrived at the boathouse. From the outside we could see benches that had a stunning view of the silver blue lake so we strolled in only to almost run right out. At the back of the room is a television where a voice is going on and on about how wonderful the Japanese Garden is which completely destroys the serenity of the most beautiful part of it. Inexplicable!!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Pam M wrote a review Nov 2019
Los Angeles, California44 contributions15 helpful votes
Beautiful trees,water foul, and even turtles. This garden, hydrated with reclamated water, is a peaceful way to spend an afternoon. A great way to recharge your battery while seeing ecology working
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Carol T wrote a review Oct 2019
Seattle, Washington38 contributions4 helpful votes
These gardens are very well laid out. No matter which direction you look, it is beautiful and peaceful. You meander through paths to find joy around every corner. Ducks enjoy the ponds while a white crane keeps watch. We even saw an osprey flying overhead, close enough to see the detail of his plumage! Highly recommend this place. Oh, the Star Trek connection. Scenes of the Training Academy in Star Trek Next Generation were filmed here.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Terry wrote a review Oct 2019
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina8 contributions14 helpful votes
A serenity can be achieved in this tranquil setting. Los Angeles has surpassed many metropolitan regions with this example of how to camouflage a reclaimed water treatment plant. The gardens provide a beautiful foreground with a desert garden with pergola for sitting or meditating on the shade. The water garden is in bloom with lotus and water lily while providing a habitat for small fish. The stone lanterns are placed gracefully throughout and keep your eyes open for the falcon that frequents the trees by the waterfall. A tea house is placed toward the back and benches are provided inside and out. (No Tripods are allowed but plenty of breathtaking pictures await) The adjacent park has a picnic area for those looking to enjoy the outdoors.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Sanmigueleno wrote a review Oct 2019
East Lansing, Michigan130 contributions29 helpful votes
This is a gem in the midst of a bustling megalopolis. Once I entered its walls, the peace and beauty overwhelmed me. My daughter, who lives not far away (as in L.A. County not-far-away), says she will make this a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the workday world. Every community needs something like this. A place to hear a waterfall, watch a bird shake its wings. A quiet place with lily pads, soft grasses, benches for contemplation.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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