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A great place to chill

I was returning from a visit to the dermatologist when I saw the sign for the Japanese Garden... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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Beautiful Oasis in the City

LA has many hidden gems. This is one of them! This serene tranquil Japanese Garden is ideal for a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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"Suiho En" (the garden of water and fragrance) is a 6.5 Acre authentic Japanese garden fashioned after "stroll gardens" constructed during the 18th and 19th centuries for Japanese feudal lords. Our facility is unique because it incorporates three...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was returning from a visit to the dermatologist when I saw the sign for the Japanese Garden, which is in the Balboa Park area of the San Fernando Valley. I didn’t have to be anywhere for the rest of the day, so I entered...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RobertL873
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

LA has many hidden gems. This is one of them! This serene tranquil Japanese Garden is ideal for a long walk, a place of solitude, a place for thinking, and a place to reconnect with mother nature and yourself. Just a few minutes off the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Barry R
Reviewed January 15, 2019

The landscaping is pristine and even in the summer it was comfortable. A nice place to get a way and enjoy some peace and quiet.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sdeziel
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Its a stunning place even during the winter time. It was very peaceful. A lot of picture opportunities. We had our 1 year old with us and she did great. Its stroller friendly. Stupid we had to pay for her usually kids up to three...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mismojorisin
Reviewed December 12, 2018

I have lived in the San Fernando Velley for more than ten years and only now discovered the stunning Japanese Garden. It comprises more than six acres of perfectly designed paths along peaceful waterways or "The Water Garden" which has spectacular lotus patches (dormant in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

My son and I visited here as a bucket ist item because a friend of mine worked here and kept telling me I needed too. What a cool place. Unfortunately, y friend died before I got a chance to tell him how greatful I was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

Beautiful park and lovely photo opportunities. The only drawback is some places have a bad odor. Otherwise very zen like and actually very peaceful with butterflies and waterfalls

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank meena452
Reviewed September 29, 2018

I spent a warm afternoon walking around the "lake". Taking my time for each of my photos. At first I was disappointed to to see such huge concrete building in the middle of the garden - it kind of takes you out of the tranquility....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank L P
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park. It is pretty small but very peaceful. You can go and relax. There are different kind of plants and trees from the Japanese culture. I will recommend to go there if you like Nature.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank anthogx
Reviewed June 7, 2018

Literally, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, is this magnificent Japanese Garden featuring water. plants, rocks, waterfalls.water lilies, bridges and so much more.It is a place for meditation and quiet reflection. The site is built on 6 and 1/2 acres. and is part...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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February 28, 2017|
Response from Syllyt01 | Reviewed this property |
I checked the website: Under rules and etiquette: "No animals are allowed in the Garden except for registered Service Animals"
Olga M
August 9, 2016|
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Response from Ambersea | Reviewed this property |
You won't need a translator. Just walk around and enjoy the garden.