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Nice place to walk when it's not too warm. The best time to go is in the spring when the cherry... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
Emily S
Very nice place here

I enjoy my time at here. It is very nice to come here. I did not have any problems here. They do... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2017
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200 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61802
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

Nice place to walk when it's not too warm. The best time to go is in the spring when the cherry blossom trees are in bloom!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Emily S
Reviewed July 21, 2017

I enjoy my time at here. It is very nice to come here. I did not have any problems here. They do have nice things here.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank scottd272
Reviewed July 8, 2017

Japan House gardens - Tea Garden, Dry Garden ; Sen Cherry Tree Allee . Full of lush green everywhere, variety of plants and trees and flowers you can see. You can walk around, jogging, relaxing, play with children in the Japan House. Please check the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed January 21, 2017

I've only been in the Japan House once, when they were exhibiting the work of an art class. However, the grounds are open to casual visitors pretty much any time. The house is adjacent to a set of excavated ponds, in which there are sometimes...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Cello12345
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I visited with 2 teenagers. The walk to the house was lovely. Walking through the carefully landscaped area around the outside of the Tea House was our favorite part. There was a beautiful shade garden with a water feature on one side, and a zen...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 4, 2016

The Japan House was the dream of a famous Japanese materials science professor while he was a visiting scholar at the UI many years ago. Since then it has grown into a tremendously popular attraction. In addition to the house itself there are ponds, gardens...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank djoncich
Reviewed September 13, 2016

I really miss the koi, ducks, and geese. The ponds no longer feel Japanese. They screwed them up with the renovation, but a lot of the other improvements are great.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank nldesign
Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is within the arboretum area and may be of interest to a limited group of people. There was no access to the house, or much information about what went on inside, but got the impression it was sued for educational purposes.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank David S
Reviewed June 2, 2016

If you need peace and quite with a beautiful view this is the place to go. Great for wedding photos. It's just a nice of breath air. The gardens are also very beautiful.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Chanra T
Reviewed February 28, 2016

A nice little theme park located within the main park. A tea ceremony was going on during out stop so we just walked around the gardens. It is not very large, maybe a 5 minute walk around the building. It incorporates the main ideas of...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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mike l
September 4, 2015|
Response from TheScotsman61 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know they are only open on Thursdays The next Tea Ceremony is on September 10th at 2:15pm You have to go to their website to register, you can find out lots of information about the Japan House there. TICKET... More