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“Pretty place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Japanese Friendship Garden

Japanese Friendship Garden
Ranked #12 of 132 things to do in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This well-maintained park covers six acres of manicured landscape, waterfalls, bridges and bonzai plants.
Belvidere, Illinois
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127 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Pretty place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

Nice quiet place in the middle of the city. The ponds, bridges, and waterfalls are like another world.

Visited January 2014
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2 Thank Laurel F
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English first
Regina, Canada
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52 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Out of season”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

My wife and I went out of season so several of the trees were bare or just starting to bud. The garden itself is beautifully landscaped and the walking path will allow you to really experience the beauty of the small park.

Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Ryan E
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New Delhi
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Dont go if you dont have a kid!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

its a waste of time until and unless you have a big family picnic or kids for them to see the zoo. the hanging bridge is nice but not worth if you are a grown up and you have better thiongs to do in San Jose!

Visited November 2013
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7 Thank Indranilk2013
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Very peaceful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

This place is a great escape from the city. Very beautiful. We were in the area for a hockey tournament, and found this place. very nice!

Visited November 2013
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5 Thank Matt T
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California
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73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Beautifully laid out, of a bit 'concretey'”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Nicely maintained set of formal Japanese Gardens, with lots of fish to spot and little streams to walk over. Lots of shade to stay out of the sun if you want to, but plenty of places to bask [if you feel like risking the wrath of the Geese - in October!].

The only downside for me, was that the obviously constructed nature of the Gardens was pretty obvious (concrete channels, edging etc) and this detracted somewhat from the 'natural' experience.

Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Donald C
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