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The Japanese Garden

6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA 91406-6450
+1 818-756-8166
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Lovely Sunday Stroll

I've lived in LA for many years and had never visited this garden on 6-1/2 acres before. Clean and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nancy D
Los Angeles, California
via mobile
For 1 hour walk

Too few shops and shadows. We went there with a pregnant friend, and I was forbidden to take... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Анастасия А
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"Suiho En" (the garden of water and fragrance) is a 6.5 Acre authentic Japanese garden fashioned after "stroll gardens" constructed during the 18th and 19th centuries for Japanese feudal lords. Our facility is unique because it incorporates three classical designs: a dry karensansui, a wet garden with promenade chisen, and an authentic tea ceremony garden incorporating a 4.5 Tatami mat tea room. The Japanese Garden shares the address of the Tillman Reclamation plant with an entrance on the east side of Woodley Avenue in Van Nuys. Access to both the San Diego (405) and Ventura (101) freeways is close by and convenient and ample free parking adjacent to the entrance of the garden is provided for visitors. Admission to the Garden for docent-led or self-guided tours is $3.00 Per person, $2.00 For Seniors 62+ and Children under 10. Special Event admission may be higher. Enter via the gift shop. We are open for self-guided tours Monday-Thursday from 11:00AM-4:00PM, and Sunday from 10:00AM-4:00PM (the last gate entry each day is at 3:15PM). Informal tourist photography only. The Garden is closed to the public on Friday and Saturday and closed to the public if it rains within 24 hours of opening time or during open hours. Please call on the day you wish to visit to make sure the Garden is open. Groups of 15 or more: please call in advance so that we can staff accordingly. Please note that we are closed for holidays recognized by the City of Los Angeles.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“water lilies” (7 reviews)
“bonsai trees” (6 reviews)
“van nuys” (5 reviews)
6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA 91406-6450
+1 818-756-8166
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've lived in LA for many years and had never visited this garden on 6-1/2 acres before. Clean and lovely for strolling on winding paths. Lots of different birds. We stumbled on Tony one of the security guards and he was a wealth of information...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Too few shops and shadows. We went there with a pregnant friend, and I was forbidden to take pictures of her! We said that the photo session is not professional, not commercial, but the employee went behind us and forbade us to shoot. Very unpleasant

Thank Анастасия А
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Not expensive admission and free parking. I was expecting so much more. All greenery, no flowers. Very pretty layout and great water fowl. The plants should be marked so you know what you are viewing. There is an indoor exhibit but the volume on the...More

Thank Paula L
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This is the biggest Japanese garden I've ever been to. It's amazingly well kept. $5 admission and discounts for seniors and kids. The water lilies is my favorite section. I wish they had koi fishes otherwise it's definitely worth a peek.

Thank Huy D
Reviewed 23 May 2017

It is a beautiful garden different from landscape which one generally see. It has small bridges, beautiful tress, Lamps, a fall and much more. One can see ducks floating in water or sitting under tree. At the entrance of garden one is given a information...More

Thank Mansi_Vij
Reviewed 10 May 2017

$5 to explore this garden is a steal! There are so many beautiful plants and trees. I very much enjoyed sitting on a bench to read the informational brochure and being greeted by a pair of geese! They walked so close to me and didn't...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My friend and I visited the Woodley Park Japanese Garden on April 9, 2017. We were at Woodley Park all day for a car show and had time to kill so we decided to walk around the gardens next door to see something new. We...More

6  Thank pingvuiini
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Colorful flowers, various greens, in the middle of nature. You easily will forget the daily problems. I strongly recommend to visit this exquisite area of Los Angeles.

1  Thank Yasarlev
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Went on a Monday morning...cool day and great for walking the serene paths. A few flowers were in bloom and more will be coming out. This is a surprise to find in the valley area and highly recommend to go and visit. Seniors are $3.

2  Thank CheapEats019
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The Japanese Garden really is a place to get away from it all. Six acres of beautifully planned and executed gardens, incorporating all the essential features of A Japanese garden, dry landscape, lakes, tea house, lanterns and bridges. The water all comes from a treatment...More

2  Thank Peter G
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1 March 2017|
Response from Syllyt01 | Reviewed this property |
I checked the website: Under rules and etiquette: "No animals are allowed in the Garden except for registered Service Animals"
Olga M
10 August 2016|
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Response from Ambersea | Reviewed this property |
You won't need a translator. Just walk around and enjoy the garden.