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Japanese Friendship Garden

  • 2215 Pan American Rd. Map It
  • Balboa Park
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 05/18/2016

Fodor's Review

A koi pond with a cascading waterfall, a tea pavilion, and a large activity center are highlights of the park's authentic Japanese garden, designed to inspire contemplation and evoke tranquillity. You can wander the various peaceful paths and meditate in the traditional stone and Zen garden. The development of an additional 9 acres is well underway, with several acres already open and the rest scheduled for completion in 2015. The expanded garden features a cherry tree grove and, when complete, a traditional teahouse, which will be the crown jewel of this serene escape.

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2215 Pan American Rd., San Diego, California, 92101, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $6
  • 10–4:30, last admission at 3:30

Published 05/18/2016


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