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Shinzen Japanese Garden

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A Joy!

The time spent in this wonderfully planned out garden on a day I flew into Fresno before heading to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fresno is home

I live in Fresno Ca and been to this park sevral times. Its very nice and relaxing , take your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“koi pond”(6 reviews)
The Shinzen Friendship Garden is a traditional northwestern American Japanese Garden. The Garden was constructed to honor Fresno’s Sister City, Kochi, Japan, celebrating the spirit of understanding and promoting educational and cultural awareness...more
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114 E Audubon Dr, Fresno, CA 93720-1512
+1 559-840-1264
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Reviewed yesterday

The time spent in this wonderfully planned out garden on a day I flew into Fresno before heading to Yosemite was time well spent. The grounds are well cared for and even in late fall can be appreciated for their seasonal beauty. Bonsai Collection is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in Fresno Ca and been to this park sevral times. Its very nice and relaxing , take your family and enjoy your time with them and show them a free beautiful pickoks walking in the park

Thank monar768
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely garden! Beauty abounds the park. We toured the Bonsai exhibit and got to visit w/a volunteer who shared much about the garden. Great locations for photos.

Thank pfamily85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Woodward park just for this Japanese garden. You do have to pay to get into the park itself and then another 7.00 to get into the Japanese gardens. It was nice and well kept. It had a fish pond loaded with koi....More

Thank 570stefaniew
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and peaceful Japanese friendship garden in the cool of fall. Well worth the $7 family admission price. However, we had a ridiculous run-in with the city employee at the front gate who refused to let us in because, she said, it was two minutes...More

1  Thank Samuelkenji
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

After a review I read, I was worried about going in October. Regardless, it's beautiful and worth it!! Any time of year!!

Thank Natalie W
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This place is relaxing and quiet. Not a lot of things blooming in the Fall, but it's still pretty with the ponds and greenery.

Thank DoreenHeff
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This place is perfect for weddings and pictures. Lovely areas. Worth it to pay for the visit. My kids enjoyed it. They have a beautiful peacock roaming around.

Thank Isabel C
Reviewed 31 July 2018

You might say that we picked the absolute worst time to visit the Shinzen Garden earlier this month -- in the afternoon, when the Bonsai Garden was closed, and in 100+ heat. I give the place four stars anyway because of my vision of what...More

2  Thank IrvineUncleT
Reviewed 24 July 2018

If you need some alone time this is the place to go. Is your day too stressful? Visit the Japanese Garden and take in the quiet and beauty of the surroundings.

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22 October 2017|
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Response from SusanaF1458 | Property representative |
ENTRY FEE* Under 4 yrs Free 4 – 14 yrs: $1 15 yrs - Adult: $5 Seniors 62+/Students: $1 Family (2-5 people): $7 CASH ONLY *Woodward Park entry/parking fee per car: $5; $3 for seniors; $7 on holidays
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14 September 2017|
Response from driveinmovie | Reviewed this property |
on leash is ok
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14 September 2017|
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Response from Chloe G | Reviewed this property |
The website indicates no pets allowed.