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Japanese Friendship Garden

Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 408-794-7275
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Tranquil Enchanting Garden

Like the Noguichi Museum in Long Island City (Queens, NY) this garden is an exquisite Japanese... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Westport, Connecticut
Large space

Unlike some of the gardens in Portland, Vancouver, Philadelphia, Sidney and San Francisco this... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2016
West Berlin, New Jersey
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This well-maintained park covers six acres of manicured landscape, waterfalls, bridges and bonzai plants.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“koi fish” (13 reviews)
“tea house” (10 reviews)
“kelly park” (10 reviews)
Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 408-794-7275
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Like the Noguichi Museum in Long Island City (Queens, NY) this garden is an exquisite Japanese expression of tranquillity situated in a Western industrial area. It unfolds before you, and the calm it exudes permeates. At every turn there is a surprise of color, a...More

1  Thank seggerman
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Unlike some of the gardens in Portland, Vancouver, Philadelphia, Sidney and San Francisco this one is spread out and thus a little less intensely cultivated. It thus relies less on the landscape in miniature. The feel thus may be less intense put it can be...More

1  Thank whelfand
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The garden itself is "free" but there's nowhere nearby to park for which you do not need to pay. If you have a park pass, then it will be free. Otherwise, you have to pay about six dollars. It's a pretty tea Garden, although not...More

1  Thank Sylvia232323
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Walk around the perfectly manicured grounds, koi pond, classic houses, great souvenirs, banzai trees.

1  Thank Giancarlo
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Nice to roam around and relax. Beautiful park. The view really fits for prenuptial shoots. Lots of couples were there taking pictures. The pond has lots of fish. Kids are having fun running around and looking at the beautiful kois.

Thank ice0323
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Kelley Park complex in San Jose is amazing. Aside from Kelley Park, Happy Hollow Zoo, History Park, and the disc golf course, there's ALSO this lovely gem of a Japanese garden. Meander through lovely gardens around a vast koi pond. It's very photogenic and...More

1  Thank Kari D
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We took ur twins age 6 they enjoy running and chasing the ducks. There is a red bridge where you could see all the fish up close . It is nice to have a picnic with family it took us about one hour to see...More

Thank Salaamus
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We attended a wedding here and it was a beautiful location for a happy occasion. Nice to walk around in at your leisure.

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to have a walkabout and admire the flora, Carps and Japanese house. There are lot of ducks/geese which have made their home here but make sure you avoid their poo all over the path ! Free entry and the back entrance of this...More

Thank Highadventurer
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my Friendship walk in the outstanding Japanese Friendship Garden.I found some companions and friends also in this friendly garden....

Thank Minh A. T
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19 June 2017|
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Response from Tres W | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is still closed.
18 September 2016|
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Response from TripMember07242017 | Reviewed this property |
confirmed. they close at night
Estella C
9 June 2016|
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Response from Chiloo-Chilee | Reviewed this property |
Google map will provide you accurate answer ;-)