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“Peaceful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Japanese Friendship Garden

Japanese Friendship Garden
Ranked #27 of 218 things to do in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Beautiful, serene place. Loved the Coi pond. Quiet place in the city to contemplate nature, etc.
There is a Tea House but I did not have the Tea Ceremony.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Tucson, Arizona
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91 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Beautiful....”
5 of 5 stars 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.”
4 of 5 stars 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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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nothing special, just a big yard garden looking like.”
2 of 5 stars 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”
3 of 5 stars 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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