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Japanese Friendship Garden

1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85003 USA

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“authentic Japanese garden”

Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, named Ro Ho En is an authentic 3 1/2 acre Japanese Stroll Garden with tea garden and tea house. This tranquil and beautiful setting features more than 1,500 tons of hand picked rock, stone footbridges, lanterns and more than 50 varieties of plants. As you stroll the path, you will enjoy flowing streams, a 12-foot waterfall, and a Koi pond with over 300 colorful Koi fish.One of the main attractions at the Japanese Friendship Garden is the Japanese Tea House.3.5 total acres with a 5/8 acre Koi pond.More than 50 varieties of plants including two varieties of bamboo.Designers chose plant species that can withstand the rigors of a desert environment. 1,500 tons of rock handpicked from quarries near Jerome, Superior, Congress and Florence line the stream beds, walking paths, lake shore and main lake waterfall.Landscape architects from Himeji, Japan made 60 trips to Phoenix and City of Phoenix delegations made five trips to Himeji since 1987. Overall, more than 50 architects from Himeji contributed to the project.

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Reviewed by
Audrey

  • 2 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
May 28, 2014

The gardens are closed June-September.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
MissAussie

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
March 28, 2016

It's also $5 entry for adults and kids under 6 are free

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Nannette

  • 23 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
December 28, 2017
Rated 3.0

So it was cool but I don’t think I’d pay $7 to go in again. Adults are now $7. Pay the $1 for the fish food. Not quite perfect but it was beautiful. Peaceful hour with beautiful lakes and a small waterfall. Sculptures were very different and lovely. Just an hour is enough to see the whole thing.

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Japanese Friendship Garden

1125 N 3rd Ave
Phoenix, Arizona
85003 USA

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Open now until 4:00 pm
  • Sun, Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Private Parking
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