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Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego

The Japanese Friendship Garden is an expression of friendship between San Diego and its sister city Yokohama that binds the two cultures to create a unique experience for visitors from all over the world.

Representing a new concept in the development of a Japanese garden outside of Japan, the Japanese Friendship Garden is well-known for its unique setting, stone arrangement, Koi pond, exhibit house and ornamental tree collection.

As a valued asset to Balboa Park, the Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego is also an educational resource to the community, providing a variety of seminars, classes and workshops as well as accredited horticultural classes. The Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego is proud to present a remarkable collection of Japanese artifacts, a Bonsai exhibit with circulating exhibitions by Bonsai Masters and many more valuable living collections.

Get information about hours and admission for exhibits and Free Tuesdays.

Upcoming event at Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego

Bon Odori Festival

  • Friday, August 3, noon to 8 p.m.
  • The Bon Odori Festival is a Japanese tradition to celebrate one’s ancestors similar to Día de los Muertos. Guests will be able to commemorate lanterns for those that have passed, participate in the Bon dance led by the Buddhist Temple of San Diego, as well as enjoy various merchant booths, cultural performances, a beer and sake garden and activities for the whole family. Tickets: - General Admission: $12 - Seniors, ... Read more

All upcoming events at Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego

Bon Odori FestivalAugust 3, 2018

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Business hours

Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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