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Japanese Friendship Garden

Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 408-794-7275
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Nice park

Nice to roam around and relax. Beautiful park. The view really fits for prenuptial shoots. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
via mobile
Lovely San Jose gem hiding in plain sight.

The Kelley Park complex in San Jose is amazing. Aside from Kelley Park, Happy Hollow Zoo, History... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Kari D
San Jose, California
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This well-maintained park covers six acres of manicured landscape, waterfalls, bridges and bonzai plants.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“koi fish” (13 reviews)
“tea house” (12 reviews)
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Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 408-794-7275
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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Nice to roam around and relax. Beautiful park. The view really fits for prenuptial shoots. Lots of couples were there taking pictures. The pond has lots of fish. Kids are having fun running around and looking at the beautiful kois.

Thank ice0323
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The Kelley Park complex in San Jose is amazing. Aside from Kelley Park, Happy Hollow Zoo, History Park, and the disc golf course, there's ALSO this lovely gem of a Japanese garden. Meander through lovely gardens around a vast koi pond. It's very photogenic and...More

1  Thank Kari D
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We took ur twins age 6 they enjoy running and chasing the ducks. There is a red bridge where you could see all the fish up close . It is nice to have a picnic with family it took us about one hour to see...More

Thank Salaamus
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We attended a wedding here and it was a beautiful location for a happy occasion. Nice to walk around in at your leisure.

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to have a walkabout and admire the flora, Carps and Japanese house. There are lot of ducks/geese which have made their home here but make sure you avoid their poo all over the path ! Free entry and the back entrance of this...More

Thank Highadventurer
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my Friendship walk in the outstanding Japanese Friendship Garden.I found some companions and friends also in this friendly garden....

Thank Minh A. T
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This garden is much larger than I thought it would be and they have a large picnic area as well. We've visited twice and both times it was very tranquil and peaceful. It is kept up really well and is just beautiful. I love bringing...More

Thank NicoleHT
Reviewed 1 September 2016

A few miles drive from down town San Jose this garden provides peace, quiet and tranquility. It is small but beautifully formed with sculpted trees, ponds full of carp and paved walks. There are some slopes, but plenty of flat trails too. We had a...More

Thank Livesbythec
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a relatively small garden but very beautiful and provide very relaxing atmosphere. Working hours are limited and it is better to review opening before coming.

Thank Arthur T
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful weather so we decided to just go over to this garden. It is worth the time visit well maintained with ducks flying around, egret relaxing at the fountain, huge carps Swimming in the lake. Enjoy the quiet yet scenic time. Love it

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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19 June 2017|
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Response from Tres W | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is still closed.
18 September 2016|
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Response from TripMember07242017 | Reviewed this property |
confirmed. they close at night
Estella C
8 June 2016|
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Response from Chiloo-Chilee | Reviewed this property |
Google map will provide you accurate answer ;-)