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The Japanese Garden

6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA 91406-6450
+1 818-756-8166
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A nice surprise

This is the biggest Japanese garden I've ever been to. It's amazingly well kept. $5 admission and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Huy D
via mobile
A very beautiful garden

It is a beautiful garden different from landscape which one generally see. It has small bridges... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Bengaluru, India
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"Suiho En" (the garden of water and fragrance) is a 6.5 Acre authentic Japanese garden fashioned after "stroll gardens" constructed during the 18th and 19th centuries for Japanese feudal lords. Our facility is unique because it incorporates three classical designs: a dry karensansui, a wet garden with promenade chisen, and an authentic tea ceremony garden incorporating a 4.5 Tatami mat tea room. The Japanese Garden shares the address of the Tillman Reclamation plant with an entrance on the east side of Woodley Avenue in Van Nuys. Access to both the San Diego (405) and Ventura (101) freeways is close by and convenient and ample free parking adjacent to the entrance of the garden is provided for visitors. Admission to the Garden for docent-led or self-guided tours is $3.00 Per person, $2.00 For Seniors 62+ and Children under 10. Special Event admission may be higher. Enter via the gift shop. We are open for self-guided tours Monday-Thursday from 11:00AM-4:00PM, and Sunday from 10:00AM-4:00PM (the last gate entry each day is at 3:15PM). Informal tourist photography only. The Garden is closed to the public on Friday and Saturday and closed to the public if it rains within 24 hours of opening time or during open hours. Please call on the day you wish to visit to make sure the Garden is open. Groups of 15 or more: please call in advance so that we can staff accordingly. Please note that we are closed for holidays recognized by the City of Los Angeles.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“water lilies” (7 reviews)
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6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA 91406-6450
+1 818-756-8166
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the biggest Japanese garden I've ever been to. It's amazingly well kept. $5 admission and discounts for seniors and kids. The water lilies is my favorite section. I wish they had koi fishes otherwise it's definitely worth a peek.

Thank Huy D
Reviewed 23 May 2017

It is a beautiful garden different from landscape which one generally see. It has small bridges, beautiful tress, Lamps, a fall and much more. One can see ducks floating in water or sitting under tree. At the entrance of garden one is given a information...More

Thank Mansi_Vij
Reviewed 10 May 2017

$5 to explore this garden is a steal! There are so many beautiful plants and trees. I very much enjoyed sitting on a bench to read the informational brochure and being greeted by a pair of geese! They walked so close to me and didn't...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My friend and I visited the Woodley Park Japanese Garden on April 9, 2017. We were at Woodley Park all day for a car show and had time to kill so we decided to walk around the gardens next door to see something new. We...More

5  Thank pingvuiini
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Colorful flowers, various greens, in the middle of nature. You easily will forget the daily problems. I strongly recommend to visit this exquisite area of Los Angeles.

Thank Yasarlev
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Went on a Monday morning...cool day and great for walking the serene paths. A few flowers were in bloom and more will be coming out. This is a surprise to find in the valley area and highly recommend to go and visit. Seniors are $3.

1  Thank CheapEats019
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The Japanese Garden really is a place to get away from it all. Six acres of beautifully planned and executed gardens, incorporating all the essential features of A Japanese garden, dry landscape, lakes, tea house, lanterns and bridges. The water all comes from a treatment...More

1  Thank Peter G
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We enjoying walking this garden. There is limited mobility access and a beautiful and peaceful place to wonder, even with small children.

Thank Tim T
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Of course it takes visitors coming in to town for me to finally discover this hidden gem in The Sepulveda Basin! This is located by the water reclamation plant so be prepared for a bit of an offensive smell which permeates throughout the garden. There...More

2  Thank Syllyt01
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We live in Van Nuys and are always grumpy about the filth of the place from the gum spots on every square inch of concrete to the air quality which has been ruined by the 2 airports flanking the city. However, the Japanese Garden is...More

3  Thank WendyRJarretaderas
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1 March 2017|
Response from Syllyt01 | Reviewed this property |
I checked the website: Under rules and etiquette: "No animals are allowed in the Garden except for registered Service Animals"
Olga M
10 August 2016|
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Response from Ambersea | Reviewed this property |
You won't need a translator. Just walk around and enjoy the garden.