Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, Phoenix

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  • Classic Japanese Garden in what is becoming Phoenix's Urban walking downtown.Small , but beautifully designed to give a quiet appreciation.  more »
  • This place is hidden in downtown Phoenix and if you don't know it's here you might pass right by. It is worth a visit to check out the Coi pond and see for yourself. There weren't any flowers, but may...  more »
  • Just north of downtown on third Avenue is a remarkable and peaceful Garden. Although the hours are quite limited during the summer, curator Della has done a wonderful job preserving the space and with...  more »
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  • This is a nice little hidden garden. Don't expect a large Japanese garden. It had nice shaded tree areas where you could sit down, relax and see some koi fish.I went around 11am and it wasn't crowded. I think this would be a nice place to go when it gets "cooler" in Phoenix because right now it's too hot. This place was clean and it had public restrooms. They do accept debit cards.
  • I read a lot of reviews where people were complaining. Maybe people have their expectations set too high. We found this place to be really nice and relaxing. Lots of Koi to feed in the pond, and some great shade provided by their big trees.
  • Nice little shaded Oasis in sunny Phoenix. Excellent 30min break if you're walking through downtown Phoenix. Beautiful koi pond. It's not very big about 3.5acres so there's​ not a lot to see. It also doesn't afford a lot of privacy or quiet time since there's a decent amount of people there (the rules do say be quiet though).
  • We love those place! Some of the reviews state that the pond is small compared to other cities, which it very well may be, but Phoenix isn't that city. I came into the garden expecting a tiny pond with teeny koi. Boy was I mistaken! It's a great spot and we had to purchase food for the fish. We enjoyed feeding the fish so much we purchased two more bags! It was a blast and a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of the traffic. Love this place.
  • A beautiful and unexpected Oasis, hidden smack in the middle of the downtown of a big city in the desert.

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