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Shinzen Japanese Garden
Ranked #4 of 55 things to do in Fresno
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Shinzen Friendship Garden is a traditional northwestern American Japanese Garden. The Garden was constructed to honor Fresno’s Sister City, Kochi, Japan, celebrating the spirit of understanding and promoting educational and cultural awareness. The beauty, grace and serenity of Japanese design is present in the use of varied plant material, rocks and stones, and water throughout the five acre garden. The garden is designed around the four seasons of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter; granite markers identify each section. In the Fall of 2015 we were proud to be chosen to house and display the world-class Clark Bonsai Collection, which is now on permanent display in the garden, offering a seasonal rotation of some of the finest Bonsai in the United States.
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Great fun and lots of beauty all around! We love taking relaxing or romantic walks here. Great for families, couples, friends, or solo!

Thank jen b
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

I loved the walkways, bridge and the pond. However, I would like to see a Japanese tea house and gift shop. I believe the gardens could be self supporting and provide jobs for the community.

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Inside of a huge city park, the Shizen garden is shady, quiet, calm. Not a place for a picnic...I'm not even sure they allow it...but for a stroll through bamboo, through ume groves, with the sounds of the waterfalls.........just lovely.

1  Thank Jsfriend
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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Thesebgardens are so beautiful and green! The scenery is amazing from the greenery to the ponds full of koi fish. This place is so tranquil and peaceful. A camera is a must!

2  Thank syvartanian
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

What more perfect place for a stroll in Fresno than the beautiful Shizen Japanese Gardens. The grounds are well kept and lush, with the refreshing sounds of water tumbling off of rocks into the pond filled with koi. Standing on the Japanese style bridge over the pond watching the fish is a delight, and also the perfect place for picture taking. You often see families being photographed in different areas of these wonderful gardens.

2  Thank Dks227
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