The Japanese Garden, Los Angeles

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  • I've lived in LA for many years and had never visited this garden on 6-1/2 acres before. Clean and lovely for strolling on winding paths. Lots of different birds. We stumbled on Tony one of the securi...  more »
  • An exotic journey where you can shoot several species of water lily, Cañas, gynkos and various aquatic birds which take place in the pond that surrounds the garden, visit the simple Japanese House, observe the tranquility of turtles and fish of colors in their habitat. Other environment:) a few hours before travel... a great idea to perform this last visit outside the city centre.
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  • Too few shops and shadows. We went there with a pregnant friend, and I was forbidden to take pictures of her! We said that the photo session is not professional, not commercial, but the employee went ...  more »
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  • Not free...minimal charge, but worth it. It's beautiful, very serene, calming, tranquil. I try to learn the plants, so when I can't figure out on the map, I just ask someone. Everyone's very nice and helpful. Something different to do when I have out-of-town guests. Yes, you can smell the reclamation plant, but I love that they use that water, not only to water the gardens, but to cool the buildings! Fantastic.
  • Beautifully landscaped. We visited in March and we couldn't detect any of the smells of a water treatment plant. It gets hot. Although there are trees, there really isn't much shade anywhere. The tea House wasn't serving the day we visited.
  • The Japanese garden is a little oasis in Van Nuys that brings traditional and local natural elements into Japanese style architecture and design. Located next to a water processing plant (which has a semi loud noise and a bit of a stink) this place offers a beautiful landscape designs worthy of good photography. Although photography is permitted for personal use, for commercial and occasion related photography must be permitted in advance. Tripods are not allowed. The entrance fee is $5 for adults and $3 for kids and seniors. Parking is free. It's definitely worth coming and enjoying this place with family and friends.
  • We hit this place on our tour. We went by red line to North Hollywood. Than have taken the Orange line, which is actually a bus. Until Woodley. Unfortunately the Japanese Garden seems to be open only Saturday and Sunday. At the Woodley station we walked about a mile to find the entrance. Could be an interesting place even to rest...
  • I love Japanese gardens except this one. If you are a professional photographers this is the last place you wanna be. They don't allow any kind of tripod big or small. 'No change of clothes' (really!) The water is dirty. No fish. Because of the water plant next door the place smells like sewage.

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