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Relaxing place to walk

A lovely spot to take a stroll and just enjoy your surroundings. Very peaceful spot. It is a wee... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Hayward, California
A hidden gem in Hayward

How often can a resident in the East Bay there is a place worth visiting and it is free? If you... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Hayward, California
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22373 N 3rd St, Hayward, CA 94546-6969
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

A lovely spot to take a stroll and just enjoy your surroundings. Very peaceful spot. It is a wee bit challenging to get to.. I usually take City Center Dr. off of Foothill blvd. and park in lot of large apt. complex and walk over...More

1  Thank rachelmk78
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

How often can a resident in the East Bay there is a place worth visiting and it is free? If you like Japanese garden, you would probably pay to go to the one in Golden Gate Park. Seldom do people know there is one hidden...More

3  Thank Lawbert
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Nice place just to reflect, walk around maybe sit and read a book, take the children,I've seen people taking wedding pictures,its a beautiful place.

Thank bettyg87
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This is not a big venue but it has a nice small walking path that loops around the gardens, pond and multiple benches and pavilions to sit and eat lunch at or just read a book and enjoy the outdoors. The pond is chocked full...More

Thank rochelles697
Reviewed 23 July 2018

you can never get enough of this place -kids love to look at the fish and walk the trails-yes kid friendly - every one feels welcome there- and for myself thanks to every one there who keeps this place up for sooooooo many years- u...More

Thank Ronald R
Reviewed 17 July 2018

The gardens are lovely and shockingly peaceful, given the gardens' central location. The paths are level, longer than I expected in this location, easy to navigate, and lead to shady gazebos, one hanging over a creek, and the other built over a koi pond. Free,...More

Thank FD B
Reviewed 14 July 2018

As I walked through the garden, "manicured" is the word that came to my mind. The trees are carefully trimmed and you feel like walking through a huge bonzai garden. The landscape is nicely done and full of photo opportunities. The place is not that...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Came here for the first time with my hubby. We fell in love with this Hayward Japanese Garden. It's an oasis in the city of Hayward and wonderful, peaceful place to spend time with a loved one or by oneself. We loved walking on the...More

1  Thank LisaandRod93013
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We went with our kids on a school excursion. It was a hidden gem.the children enjoyed the coy pond with very pretty fish.

Thank rukshana_libra
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

My sister got marry here and its beautiful years pass by but this place does not beautiful pictures and backgrounds.

Thank Jessica G
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Its free.