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The Japanese Garden, Los Angeles

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  • Situated within the gigantic Woodley Park, the Japanese garden is very nice and quiet. Admission is $5 and is open from 11 to 16 hours.
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  • This is the biggest Japanese garden I've ever been to. It's amazingly well kept. $5 admission and discounts for seniors and kids. The water lilies is my favorite section. I wish they had koi fishes ot...  more »
  • Very beautiful, private place. Silence and calmness. There are in ponds and fish, and ducks, and turtle basking in the sunshine. By the way, admission is free
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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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