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Japanese Friendship Garden

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Address: 1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1821
Phone Number:
+1 602-291-9209
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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A nice quiet place to visit in Phoenix

We have been to couple of Japanese gardens and found them to be quiet and tranquil and an excellent place for meditation and reflection This garden was no exception and was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 February 2017
Calgary, Alberta
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Dripping Springs, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As an avid gardener, I am shocked that the garden is not really touted by the tourist bureau as "top rated site" to visit in Phoenix. We had to "stumble" across it and it is tough to find by car--lots of one way streets and confusing repair work. But, find it we did, and we were very impressed. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little garden, in a great little neighbourhood. Away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. The fish and ducks provide the entertainment. There is also a tea house (it was not open the weekend we visited). The gift shop is really nice. All in all the garden is kept lovely and is a jewel... More 

Thank limeyca
Mesa, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we always try to visit Japanese Gardens when traveling. this one might be the smallest we have visited. It was well laid out, lots of foliage and vegetation. water features were very nice. in all it was a nice relaxing spot, a place to escape the angst of every day life. we enjoyed the visit, just wished it had been... More 

1 Thank rex h
Newton, MA, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Perfect for relaxation and contemplation. Quiet, well laid out, everything one would want in a Japanese garden.

Thank Miles F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Nice places to walk and sit. Beautiful landscaping. This Friendship Garden is a beautiful gift to Phoenix.

Thank Harpangel
Calgary, Alberta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We have been to couple of Japanese gardens and found them to be quiet and tranquil and an excellent place for meditation and reflection This garden was no exception and was nicely laid out and tranquil. Plan to spend about an hour to walk through and enjoy the garden There were only a few other visitors when we went which... More 

4 Thank Kenji56
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

I spent a warm afternoon touring the gardens. They were well done and fascinating, but lacked the color I expect from an urban garden in may.

Thank lsobel
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to stroll around and be in contact with nature. The place is well maintained very clean and free of noise.

Thank larafuentes
Merrillville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I had a very pleasant experience at the Japanese Friendship Garden. I enjoyed the peace, tranquility, and beauty of the garden. I bought some food in the gift shop for the koi fish and ducks. They were all hungry and ate the food quickly. There were many pretty pigeons in the park, too. They seemed very content, bathing and preening... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This place is wonderful and very beautiful. My kids loved feeding the huge Koi fish and very affordable. I wish only the Japanese tea house was open to public too. Only used for parties who pay an additional $35pp🙄 Other then that a great way to spend an hour.

Thank H0tsauce

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