The Japanese Garden

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  • Address: Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area, 6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406, United States, Los Angeles
  • Timings: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8187568166
  • Ticket Price: 5 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, View Point, Family And Kids, Lake, Nature

The Japanese Garden is spread over 6 and a half acres and is the name given to three gardens in one. Designed by Doctor Koichi Kawana, this place boasts of a beautiful Zen meditation garden which consists of a wisteria arbor across a Plover Path and also a Tortoise Island. Another garden is for people who think water is beautiful in all forms. There are waterfalls here, plush greens, abundant lakes and streams and this garden is literally your walk straight into tranquility. A lot of ideating and contribution has been done by Mr. Tillman, after whom an entire garden has been named here. If you want to experience some peace and are tired of the overwhelming hustle bustle of the city, then consider visiting this garden and you will come out refreshed again for the trip. 

The Japanese Garden Travel Tips

  • No outside food is allowed within the garden.
  • Garden may briefly close if capacity is reached.
  • Garden may get closed due to inclement weather. So please call them up before you visit the garden.
  • For groups (15 people or more), prior appointment is required.
  • For photography rules, visit the official website.

Entrance Ticket Details For The Japanese Garden

  • Adult: $5
  • Seniors (62 and above) and Children (12 and under): $3
  • Special event admission fees are generally high.

The Japanese Garden Hours

  • Last entry: 3:15pm
  • Closed on all city of Los Angeles Holidays.
  • Duration of Docent tours : 1 hours 15 minutes
  • Timings of Docent tours : Monday to Thursday - starts from 9:30am (only by appointment)

How to Reach The Japanese Garden

  • By car from the city.

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  • The Japanese Garden Address: Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area, 6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406, United States, Los Angeles
  • The Japanese Garden Contact Number: +1-8187568166
  • The Japanese Garden Timing: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • The Japanese Garden Price: 5 USD
  • Best time to visit The Japanese Garden(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Japanese Garden: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 0.31% of people who visit Los Angeles include The Japanese Garden in their plan

  • 70% of people start their The Japanese Garden visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The Japanese Garden

Monday, Tuesday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Japanese Garden

People normally club together Bennett's Honey Farm and Calabasas while planning their visit to The Japanese Garden.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

The Japanese Garden Reviews & Ratings

  • Came here for a work appreciation event. It is a gorgeous Japanese garden and quite large at 6.5 acres! The grounds are meticulous and the pathways are smooth. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon, very peaceful. Highly recommend.

  • Stop by for a recharge from the daily grind and away from the noise. You will typically hear the airplanes overhead which is very unfortunate but there is enough space in between these flyovers where you can truly enjoy the serenity of this beautiful garden. Entrance fee is $5 at the gift shop directly in front, off to the left of the entrance where the portable restrooms are and parking is free. I was able to take a slow stroll through and managed to carefully take some photos all within 30-45 minutes. There are plenty of interesting animals to look out for in the lily pond and the small lake in the center has various ducks and birds flying around. Come relax and enjoy this amazing gem within the San Fernando Valley.

  • You enter the Japanese Garden after stopping by the gift shop to buy your tickets. The garden itself is very pretty ,with lotuses, koi fish, ducks and more critters. There are benches in the shade that let you have an overview of the garden. Good place to take pictures and go on a stroll

  • A little underwhelming but still very nice to see what most of us consider synonymous with plant life in Japan. For 5 dollars it is a very nice experience to see the bamboo and sit at one of the Japanese style gazebos.

  • Our friends had their wedding here in October and it was magical. The Japanese Garden Tea House provided an intimate venue for family and friends. We felt like we we were part of the ceremony. Wonderful Afterwards, we were able to explore the garden and take some beautiful pictures. The ducks with their ducklings were so cute and the stream with its little waterfall was so serene and peaceful. We will be going back and exploring more of this beautiful and zen garden.

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