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Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego

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The Japanese Friendship Garden is located in Balboa Park and represents the friendship between San Diego and its sister city in Yokohama, Japan. It binds the two cultures to create a unique experience for visitors from all over the world. The Japanese Friendship Garden is considered in Japanese culture to be a living work of art. It is designed to present an atmosphere of elegant simplicity and beauty. The Garden includes a bonsai exhibit, a moon viewing deck, beautiful black pine trees, azaleas and ornamental plants such as camellias, magnolia, wisteria and cherry blossom trees.

Neighborhood: Downtown

2215 Pan American Way E
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 232-2721
jfgsd@niwa.org

Hours

Daily: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
(last admission at 3:30 PM)

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Kids Go Free to the Japanese Friendship Garden

Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017

Children 12 and under receive free entry to the Japanese Friendship Garden with the full price paid admission of at least one accompanying adult. Valid for 2 children per paid adult. Does not apply to...

Japanese Garden Features:

  • Shishi-odoshi (noise making fountain to scare away deer)
  • Tsukubai (small water basin for ritual cleansing)
  • Toro (Japanese stone lantern)
  • Tokonoma (artistic display space)
  • Bonsai (miniature plants grown in low sided pots)

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  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic Landmark
  • Outdoor

Japanese Garden Features:

  • Shishi-odoshi (noise making fountain to scare away deer)
  • Tsukubai (small water basin for ritual cleansing)
  • Toro (Japanese stone lantern)
  • Tokonoma (artistic display space)
  • Bonsai (miniature plants grown in low sided pots)
  • Fujidana (Japanese style wisteria arbor)

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic Landmark
  • Outdoor
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior
  • Park Type: Gardens

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