We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Japanese Friendship Garden

Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 408-794-7275
Review Highlights
Lovely place with plenty of photo opps!

Been going here since 1970s. Still beautiful & very popular for weddings & other photographers... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Walnut Creek, California
Love this place

Great picture spot. Lots of koi fishes. Enjoy feeding it. Nice place to go for a walk. You can... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
San Jose, California
Read all 152 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“koi fish” (13 reviews)
“tea house” (11 reviews)
“kelly park” (10 reviews)
Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 408-794-7275
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (152)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 152 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank amastelle
Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank Ranjithls
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

1  Thank Ajay h
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Stefani1220
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.

Thank COB
Reviewed 4 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.

Thank Johnh S
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

Thank Banafsheh I
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.

Thank kawiwebwatcher
Reviewed 11 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.

Thank Nowafox
Nearby Restaurants
Bun Bo Hue An Nam Vietnamese Restaurante
13 reviews
.84 km away
Crawdaddy Restaurant
18 reviews
.89 km away
Hermitage Brewery
6 reviews
1.04 km away
Pho Tau Bay
5 reviews
.75 km away
Nearby Attractions
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
382 reviews
.56 km away
Municipal Stadium, San Jose Giants
67 reviews
.14 km away
History Park
64 reviews
.37 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Has anyone come here at night time? Like after a date? Is it possible to walk around this park at night?
18 September 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from antiindian | Reviewed this property |
confirmed. they close at night
Estella C
How far is it from 391 sloth market st.
9 June 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Chiloo-Chilee | Reviewed this property |
Google map will provide you accurate answer ;-)
Bridget O
How much does it cost for adults and children?
18 May 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Quang P |
It's free to public however; parking permit is required. It cost only $6 per car if you park in the parking lot that is closet to the main entrance