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Japanese Friendship Garden
Ranked #35 of 228 things to do in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Tucson, Arizona
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92 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Beautiful....”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

This a small, nice, Japanese garden with water, Koi and the works. Reasonable price for admission, and not too big to wear you out. Very relaxing walk around the ponds, and a great little gift shop at the entrance trailer. This is located very close to downtown Phoenix and is a great attraction for all ages.

Visited February 2013
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Chandler, Arizona
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Small but pretty place.”
Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Nice place to take a walk around and enjoy the flowers and pond. If you want kids, buy some food for the fish.

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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nothing special, just a big yard garden looking like.”
Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

I would say its a nice place where u can walk a bit since its very small while u drink ur coffee but u cant even do that. Drink with a lid is not allowed and i thought may be to better preserve the japanese vegitation but wait.. There is no japanese trees or flowers or anything. Doesnt even look japanese. Will not go back. Any regular park is better and u dont have to pay $5.

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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“I feel disappointed but not robbed”
Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

I've seen rich people with nicer looking backyard scenery. I was expecting to be indulged in a Japanese like atmosphere. It smells like downtown Phoenix and looks like Arizona with some foreign statues and a neat but boring bridge. Vegetation was Arizonan. Bamboo are farmed in a tiny obscure corner. The 1 big water fall has light fixture around it, which ruins the view, and you can't stay after 4:30 so what's the point. The fish are about the coolest thing, you can feed then Cheerios and they flock to you like ducks. I give it a 3 because its a decent place for portrait photography.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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141 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Escape from the desert”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

It was very beautiful and relaxing experience. Lovely waterfalls and birdlife. Approximately 3 quiet acres for rest and meditation. It is closed in the summer so make sure to go in the spring.

Visited March 2013
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