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Japanese Friendship Garden

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Address: Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112
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+1 408-794-7275
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This well-maintained park covers six acres of manicured landscape,...

This well-maintained park covers six acres of manicured landscape, waterfalls, bridges and bonzai plants.

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Lovely place with plenty of photo opps!

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

Reviewed 4 days ago
amastelle
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Walnut Creek, California
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Walnut Creek, California
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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Thank amastelle
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Ranjithls
San Jose, California
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 you can visit the current status. Once it reopens, do visit it, read my earlier... More 

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San Jose, California
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 is the little tea house is never open when I go. :( If you need... More 

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Thank Kelly S
San Jose, California
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Rockland, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many of the Reviews on trip advisor mentioned the view of the sunset. Not so much. However we enjoyed our visit immensely and recommend anyone in the area take an hour to enjoy a walk through the beautiful gardens.

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Thank COB
Berkley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As Japanese gardens go its a bit larger than most. But, its a beautiful and peaceful place to go. It always makes me feel good to visit there.

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Thank Johnh S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and calm park in San Jose. It is a nice place to wind down over the weekends. Parking is a bit pricy though

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

The Japanese friendship garden is beautiful and peaceful. The koi are fun to watch. Parking is a bit steep considering it only takes about 1/2 hour to see the whole exhibit.

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I have been to the Japanese Friendship Garden many times over the past 6 years. It is a beautiful place to walk and relax or meditate. Very beautiful and calming.

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