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Japanese Friendship Garden

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Address: 1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
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 1 week ago
Calgary, Alberta
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Newton, MA, United States
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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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108 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

1 Thank Kenji56
Phoenix, Arizona
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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186 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
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 

Thank birdlady07
Las Vegas, Nevada
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40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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
Cary, North Carolina
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My wife and I visited in December 2016. The construction that other reviewers mentioned is complete, and the garden is a beauty. We loved it all... pond, waterfall, lawn, bridge. They were aerating the pond when we were there, so there were a few small air compressors scatted around, and while their noise was noticeable, it wasn't distracting. I did... More 

Thank Jim B
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is hidden and a secret to many who live here. I discovered it a few years ago initially and have been spreading the word. A group of friends celebrated my birthday here with an intimate japanese Tea Ceremony in which you make reservations for. It was lovely and special! Walking the bounds is meditative and the docents here are... More 

1 Thank D M
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this little garden by accident. It was quite lovely and relaxing. Debra went out of her way to teach us about the intricacies of the garden. Make sure to buy fish food to feed the koi!

1 Thank Despina T

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