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Japanese Friendship Garden

Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 408-794-7275
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Beautiful!

A very beautiful Japanese garden indeed. We had problems finding the entrance but finally figured... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ROCruiser
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California
Beautiful Japanese garden setting in SJ

I have been here many times and enjoy the beautiful landscape and koi fish pond. April is nice when... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
drastler
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Roseville, California
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This well-maintained park covers six acres of manicured landscape, waterfalls, bridges and bonzai plants.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very beautiful Japanese garden indeed. We had problems finding the entrance but finally figured it out. There was no one in the parking lot so we were not sure if that was the right place. Then people began arriving as the garden was opening...More

Thank ROCruiser
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

I have been here many times and enjoy the beautiful landscape and koi fish pond. April is nice when the azaleas are in bloom but I like fall too when you can see the fall colors

Thank drastler
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I've been going to the Japanese Friendship Garden for over thirty years. The quiet beauty of the garden calms my nerves and brings me peace. Although it could, the garden has never been touristy. Just a wonderful place that local residents love to visit.

Thank Lori S
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is a lovely little park. Haven't been here in awhile, so don't know if they've totally recovered from last years flood. But it's well worth a visit, especially in the Spring.

Thank Barbara R
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

A friend recommended this place, and I think in other times of the year it would be gorgeous. In December, however, the was a lot of maintenance and many areas were closed. It was still lovely, but I would suggest coming here at another time....More

Thank orracle
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

A great place to have a picnic and walk around the park. A great place for pictures (prom, wedding etc). Children will enjoy watching the gold fishes in the pond.

1  Thank erlyned2017
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

The Japanese garden is such a lovely, peaceful, beautiful place to visit and I very much enjoyed my time here.

Thank JDZatSF
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Love this park. Quiet and a great place to meditate and relax. Plenty of free parking near by. Good place to take a visitor.

2  Thank yoitzcj
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

its not in the best part of town, but the garden is nice with a lots of Japanese decorations. the park next door, happy hollow, also has a petting zoo for children. good place to visit.

2  Thank Fred A
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Amazing gem in San Jose, gifted over 60 years ago from SJ's sister city in Japan, Okayama.Tranquil beauty found along it's paths that wind through the park along waterways, waterfalls, bridges, and the many beautiful surprises, such as koi, the teahouse, rock formations and the...More

1  Thank Susan A
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SherrieP2629
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Response from Tres W | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is still closed.
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Response from TripMember07242017 | Reviewed this property |
confirmed. they close at night
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9 June 2016|
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