Japanese Friendship Gardens350 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6022563204
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, Bridge, Family And Kids, Bird Watching
This garden also known as the ‘Ro Ho En’ is a Japanese style stroll garden. It consists mainly of a tea garden and tree house. It is a part of the sister cities project of Phoenix, Arizona and Himeji, Japan. The name of the garden is a combination of 3 words- Ro meaning Heron bird which is a symbol of Himeji, Ho is for the lovely phoenix bird and En means garden.
Apart from the tea garden and tea house, the garden also features beautiful rock collections, beautiful footbridges, koi ponds, flower gardens, etc. The main plant species here include varieties of bamboo and desert plants mainly.
Japanese Friendship Gardens Travel Tips
- Personal photography is allowed here.
- No food or drinks except water is allowed inside.
- Parking is abundantly available.
- The park is wheelchair accessible.
- Fair Trade Cafe
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12.49% of people who visit Phoenix include Japanese Friendship Gardens in their plan
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60% of people start their Japanese Friendship Gardens visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Japanese Friendship Gardens
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Japanese Friendship Gardens
Japanese Friendship Gardens Reviews & Ratings
My boyfriend and I attended one of their Japanese ceremonies they have and let me tell you how relaxing and enjoyable it was. Highly recommend. The staff is super friendly and helpful!
I can't even describe the beauty and serenity you see and feel here. The entire garden is tended to with great respect and care, I truly feel transported when we visit. You can also feed the Koi! I highly recommend a visit.
A beautiful experience of nature, culture, and purpose. The friendship garden has a small, ~0.5 loop that encompasses wildlife, fountains, trees, and more. There is a really nice open area that they sometimes do presentations on for the public. The first Friday of the month is also a free Friday!!
Very pretty doesn’t feel like you are in arizona with the trees and plants however if visiting during the summer i would recommend to go when the sun goes down since its outdoors and can get hot. A very inexpensive kids are free and they offer student and military discounts also a very cute date idea!
Amazing piece of serenity in a busy City. Take your time to relax and truly enjoy the garden. It's there for meditation, clear your mind, lower your voice, take a deep breath, embrace the sounds and smells that subtly rise when the background noise fades. What a treasure. The Japanese and their understanding/respect for nature is proudly displayed here. Well done