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Japanese Friendship Garden

Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 408-794-7275
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lovely, peaceful

The Japanese garden is such a lovely, peaceful, beautiful place to visit and I very much enjoyed my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Francisco, USA
Peaceful and Serene

Love this park. Quiet and a great place to meditate and relax. Plenty of free parking near by. Good... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
San Jose, California
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This well-maintained park covers six acres of manicured landscape, waterfalls, bridges and bonzai plants.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 408-794-7275
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Japanese garden is such a lovely, peaceful, beautiful place to visit and I very much enjoyed my time here.

Thank JDZatSF
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Love this park. Quiet and a great place to meditate and relax. Plenty of free parking near by. Good place to take a visitor.

1  Thank yoitzcj
Reviewed 8 August 2017

its not in the best part of town, but the garden is nice with a lots of Japanese decorations. the park next door, happy hollow, also has a petting zoo for children. good place to visit.

2  Thank Fred A
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Amazing gem in San Jose, gifted over 60 years ago from SJ's sister city in Japan, Okayama.Tranquil beauty found along it's paths that wind through the park along waterways, waterfalls, bridges, and the many beautiful surprises, such as koi, the teahouse, rock formations and the...More

1  Thank Susan A
Reviewed 14 June 2017

It's a shame the Japanese Friendship Garden is next to one of San Jose's busiest roads. Traffic noise cannot be avoided. I recommend headphones. Great place for photography. Beautiful weeping willows. Well worth the visit.

1  Thank GlennFrancoSimmons
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Been going here since 1970s. Still beautiful & very popular for weddings & other photographers. Serene. Nice bird life.

1  Thank amastelle
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Great picture spot. Lots of koi fishes. Enjoy feeding it. Nice place to go for a walk. You can spend all day. Also happy hallow is walk able distance too. visit both together and just pay 1 parking.

1  Thank Ranjithls
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I visited this place last Sunday and found that it is currently closed for some repairs. Please see the park website for current state before you visit next time. I am attaching a photo taken on Sunday, 21st May 2017 which mentions the website which...More

3  Thank Ajay h
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We live very close to the Japanese Friendship Garden. It is very well maintained. It is a lovely place. You can walk all around the gardens or sit on the benches scattered through-out or you can sit in the grass. The only thing I regret...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I grew up visiting these gardens with my family. It has a wonderful set of pathways that take you through rolling hills with Koi ponds and beautiful landscaping.

Thank Stefani1220
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19 June 2017|
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Response from Tres W | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is still closed.
18 September 2016|
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Response from TripMember07242017 | Reviewed this property |
confirmed. they close at night
Estella C
9 June 2016|
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Response from Chiloo-Chilee | Reviewed this property |
Google map will provide you accurate answer ;-)