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Japanese Friendship Garden

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Japanese Friendship Garden

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N Mo wrote a review Oct 2020
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Efficiency is the buzzword in Japan. I know many friends who are efficient. But not this garden in efficiency as everything seems disorganized.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Mohammad Qutishat wrote a review Oct 2020
Amman, Jordan1,847 contributions195 helpful votes
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At first glance, I would have said this is too expensive for a garden and the only reason I went in was that it was a part of my SD Go Card, now I can honestly say that the Japanese friendship garden has a lot to offer than you would expect from a garden. To get the full experience make sure to ask for the audio guide, with the audio guide you will learn about Japanese architecture and history. I especially love the Bonsai collection and the Koi pond and I love them even more after learning their history which is so amazing you wouldn’t believe how much patience is involved…
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Bethany S wrote a review Oct 2020
Denver, Colorado311 contributions65 helpful votes
The gardens were beautiful but were rather small, especially for the $12 entry fee. Pathswere clearly marked and we enjoyed our visit
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Date of experience: October 2020
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GlobalGypsy_13 wrote a review Jul 2020
San Diego, California2,681 contributions319 helpful votes
The Japanese Friendship Garden (JFG) has safely reopened to the public in June 2020. And it has received well-deserved recognition with museum status by the Association of Museums. Except for 1 section the paths are all now one-way and masks are required. For a bit of calm in this continuing Covid-19 storm, head over to the JFG in Balboa Park.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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diane B wrote a review Jul 2020
Quebec, Canada449 contributions71 helpful votes
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This garden was classified as a museum. There were walking parts through a garden where you can relax and take photos. One section was a museum but there were small labels that were too small to read. There were spiderwebs and spiders in the corners of the displays that looked unappealing. This is a paid museum and it should be maintained for the public to enjoy. There was a boutique that was selling snacks and Japanese souvenirs. It’s always fun to taste something different. You can complete the tour in 30 minutes. I wouldn’t recommend this place unless if you’re running out of places to go to, but there’s nothing spectacular to see.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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