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Japan House

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Nice place to walk when it's not too warm. The best time to go is in the spring when the cherry... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Emily S
Very nice place here

I enjoy my time at here. It is very nice to come here. I did not have any problems here. They do... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Scott D
Beecher, Illinois
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19 Jul 2018
21 Jul 2017
“Very nice place here”
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200 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61802
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Nice place to walk when it's not too warm. The best time to go is in the spring when the cherry blossom trees are in bloom!

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I enjoy my time at here. It is very nice to come here. I did not have any problems here. They do have nice things here.

1  Thank Scott D
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Japan House gardens - Tea Garden, Dry Garden ; Sen Cherry Tree Allee . Full of lush green everywhere, variety of plants and trees and flowers you can see. You can walk around, jogging, relaxing, play with children in the Japan House. Please check the...More

1  Thank vdjain
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I've only been in the Japan House once, when they were exhibiting the work of an art class. However, the grounds are open to casual visitors pretty much any time. The house is adjacent to a set of excavated ponds, in which there are sometimes...More

Thank Cello12345
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I visited with 2 teenagers. The walk to the house was lovely. Walking through the carefully landscaped area around the outside of the Tea House was our favorite part. There was a beautiful shade garden with a water feature on one side, and a zen...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Japan House was the dream of a famous Japanese materials science professor while he was a visiting scholar at the UI many years ago. Since then it has grown into a tremendously popular attraction. In addition to the house itself there are ponds, gardens...More

1  Thank djoncich
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I really miss the koi, ducks, and geese. The ponds no longer feel Japanese. They screwed them up with the renovation, but a lot of the other improvements are great.

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Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is within the arboretum area and may be of interest to a limited group of people. There was no access to the house, or much information about what went on inside, but got the impression it was sued for educational purposes.

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 June 2016

If you need peace and quite with a beautiful view this is the place to go. Great for wedding photos. It's just a nice of breath air. The gardens are also very beautiful.

Thank Chanra T
Reviewed 29 February 2016

A nice little theme park located within the main park. A tea ceremony was going on during out stop so we just walked around the gardens. It is not very large, maybe a 5 minute walk around the building. It incorporates the main ideas of...More

Thank Joe T
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mike l
5 September 2015|
Response from TheScotsman61 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know they are only open on Thursdays The next Tea Ceremony is on September 10th at 2:15pm You have to go to their website to register, you can find out lots of information about the Japan House there. TICKET... More