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Zen atmosphere

Beautiful park and lovely photo opportunities. The only drawback is some places have a bad... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
Unexpected surprise in Van Nuys!

I spent a warm afternoon walking around the "lake". Taking my time for each of my photos. At first... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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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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6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA 91406-6450
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank L P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Antho G
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

1  Thank springpa
Reviewed June 7, 2018

This garden opened up in 1984. It is a very fine example of a Zen Garden. Not many people know about the garden and Water Reclamation Plant that supplies water to several places in the Sepulveda Basin. If you are looking for peace and serenity...More

1  Thank wa6flr
Reviewed May 22, 2018

My wife and I went for a little peace and quiet and found it. Restful and scenic with beautiful landscaping, hungry carp!, and serene water.

1  Thank rodddd2
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Pure loveliness- a half mile loop takes you through a very pretty and tranquil setting. Definitely an oasis in Los Angeles. Saw beautiful cranes and ducks, lovely plants and trees and a tea house in its simple glory. Perfect place for a little respite.

1  Thank Parisa63
Reviewed January 3, 2018

A gem of a surprise in this area and a mellow place to re-center yourself. Worth a visit if you enjoy nature, gardens, Japanese style of culture and can quiet the Monkey Mind.

1  Thank Thomas S
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

We went during the winter and everything was dry, almost not flowers at all, we get that because of the season is not as beautiful as it could be in spring or summer but it should be a recommendation, we traveled more than an our...More

5  Thank Paula A
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

I've lived in LA for many years and had never visited this garden on 6-1/2 acres before. Clean and lovely for strolling on winding paths. Lots of different birds. We stumbled on Tony one of the security guards and he was a wealth of information...More

1  Thank Nancy D
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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"
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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.