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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

Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri)

  • Friday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • This year marks JFG’s 13th annual Cherry Blossom Festival. During March 9, 10, and 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, visitors are able to enjoy the Japanese custom of hanami - appreciating the beauty of cherry blossom flowers. Last year, our cherry blossoms attracted over 12,000 people and are expected to surpass that number as this will be our second year holding the festival over three days. Each ... Read more

All upcoming events at Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego

Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri)March 9, 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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