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Japanese Friendship Garden

1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1821
+1 602-291-9209
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Great place to meditate,relax and be inspired. We had a few hours before we could check into our... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Peaceful, relaxing day!!

This is the place to go when you need to get away from stress and immerse yourself in the beauty of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gilbert, Arizona
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“koi fish” (18 reviews)
“tea ceremony” (12 reviews)
“large pond” (6 reviews)
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1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1821
+1 602-291-9209
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to meditate,relax and be inspired. We had a few hours before we could check into our hotel so this was a great way to spend the time. Great place if you have little ones, they will enjoy feeding the koi.

Thank 894robertj
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the place to go when you need to get away from stress and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature!

Thank ssjarama
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice garden. What makes it unique is it's location here in hot Phoenix. I checked it off my list of things to see, but wouldn't go again. It's just not that memorable.

Thank jimtravels2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! A wonderful garden . Relax , enjoy and take in all the beauty that is displayed! You can do a return visit here also and still find something new . This is an exceptional peaceful , relaxing garden and one that should not be...More

Thank llpbear21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very, very small, and smack-dab in the middle of downtown. It's not as tranquil as I had hoped it would be. Very few flowers. The only part I really enjoyed was feeding the koi fish and ducks.

Thank Chelsea F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful, relaxing spot! For a modest fee, we were able to walk thru a beautiful park setting with a lake filled with Koi, ducks, & swans. Waterfalls, statues, flora, grasses, and park benches made it easy to "mellow out" . When in downtown...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Extremely small park. And just that only a park! No indication of any special flora. The Koi pond was stocked with hungry fish and the only source of viewing entertainment. A waste of money and can only advise others to forget it!

Thank anythingohs
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This Friendship garden, meant to commemorate the relationship between Phoenix and its sister city in Japan, is rather small. The main feature is a good sized pond loaded with Koi. Many children and some adults feed the Koi with food purchased where you enter the...More

Thank WorldTravelLovers
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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...More

Thank 1234texas
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank limeyca
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Salvador G
how much is the entrance fee.
6 April 2017|
Response from H0tsauce | Reviewed this property |
$5 per person plus $1 for a packet of Koi food
Are small dogs allowed in the garden?
18 March 2017|
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Response from D M | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure service dogs are allowed but due to the pristine gardens and coy pond other pets stay home or go to the125 other dog friendly places in Phoenix.
Is the Japanese Friendship Garden easy to find? Where do you park and is there a parking fee?
23 December 2016|
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Response from blondie16 | Reviewed this property |
Not hard to find - no parking fee in lot