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The Japanese Garden

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Address: 6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA 91406
Phone Number: +1 818-756-8166
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"Suiho En" (the garden of water and fragrance) is a 6.5 Acre...

"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 classical designs: a dry karensansui, a wet garden with promenade chisen, and an authentic tea ceremony garden incorporating a 4.5 Tatami mat tea room.

The Japanese Garden shares the address of the Tillman Reclamation plant with an entrance on the east side of Woodley Avenue in Van Nuys. Access to both the San Diego (405) and Ventura (101) freeways is close by and convenient and ample free parking adjacent to the entrance of the garden is provided for visitors. Admission to the Garden for docent-led or self-guided tours is $3.00 Per person, $2.00 For Seniors 62+ and Children under 10. Special Event admission may be higher. Enter via the gift shop.

We are open for self-guided tours Monday-Thursday from 11:00AM-4:00PM, and Sunday from 10:00AM-4:00PM (the last gate entry each day is at 3:15PM). Informal tourist photography only. The Garden is closed to the public on Friday and Saturday and closed to the public if it rains within 24 hours of opening time or during open hours. Please call on the day you wish to visit to make sure the Garden is open. Groups of 15 or more: please call in advance so that we can staff accordingly. Please note that we are closed for holidays recognized by the City of Los Angeles.

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This is so worth it. So much peace and contentment. You will leave feeling refreshed and filled with warmth. I wouldn't recommend bringing children. If you really want to embrace... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is so worth it. So much peace and contentment. You will leave feeling refreshed and filled with warmth. I wouldn't recommend bringing children. If you really want to embrace the space go with like minded individuals.

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Canoga Park CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The Garden covers about six and a half acres, with many different types of plants, plus birds, a lake, a tea house and more. It is very beautiful and peaceful; when you are there, it is easy to forget that you are in the middle of a big city. The admission price is very low - $5 for adults, $3... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The garden is watered from this facility.What a rather unknown treasure in the city of Los Angeles. The garden is beautiful, restful, inviting.peaceful

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Thank cyril p
Tustin, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This place is very clean and well manicured. Very relaxing. Free parking and $5 entry limits the amount of visitors. I enjoyed it very much.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Peaceful and lovely, very glad we stopped in. Does not compare to the Huntington Botanical Gardens we had seen the day before but much more manageable for children as the scale is smaller although no less gorgeous. The purpose of the facility is slightly evident in the smell and the gift shop is nothing more than a place to pay... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is unlikely relaxation spot in the middle of the San Fernando Valley. It's worth one visit. If you are an artist or a creative person, it's a nice place to come and seek inspiration.

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1 Thank Heyjcthatsme
Los Angeles, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Awesome place for kids and my 5 year old daughter loves this place. They have an amazing landscape and we even recommended this place for a wedding. It's a hidden gem and great for couples too. They are closed on Friday and Saturday, but surprisingly open on Sunday 10am -4pm; which makes it continent for a weekend visit when other... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It is always refreshing to visit a lovely garden especially is you live in a condo as we do. There is something joyful about lovely flowers, flowering trees, and water features. This garden is a great place to visit for a few hours to get away from city traffic, noise and crowds.

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1 Thank Edith P
Chino Californa, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

The grounds are beautiful, but small. The smell of the water took away from the experience. I really really wanted to love this place. I drove 1.5 hours from the Inland Empire and stayed about 45 munutes. There wasn't much to explore in the surrounding area other than Costco which is where we stopped to fuel-up and lunch.

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Thank Erica D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

You may like at when u see it at the first time but u may not come back. It is very small and u can't do much. You are not allowed to do anything and the gift shop does't really have much in it

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