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Japanese Friendship Garden

A $6.00 value - Included with your Go San Diego Card!

For nearly 100 years, the splendid Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego has delighted visitors with its beauty and serenity. Created as a gesture of friendship between the U.S. and Japan, the garden features calming elements such as a sand and stone garden as well as koi pond with a central island. The garden is idyllic for leisurely strolls.

The Japanese Friendship Garden is beloved by San Diegans and visitors alike. Whether the purpose of your visit is to find your spiritual center, admire the splendor of a trickling stream or a masterful garden, or simply to enjoy a cup of tea, you will soon discover why this garden is such a special place.

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Present your Go San Diego Card at the admissions counter.


Mondays. May be closed major U.S. holidays.

Phone: 619-232-2721

Website: www.niwa.org

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Daily, 10:00am-3:30pm *last admission at 3:30pm;
Garden closes at 4:30pm
Please note, Go San Diego Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.

Driving Directions

From 15N/163 N: 163 S to Exit 5 South/Park Blvd and turn left. Turn left on President’s Way, and right onto the second driveway into the Organ Pavilion Parking lot. The Japanese Friendship Garden is adjacent to the Organ Pavilion.


2215 Pan American Road
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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2215 Pan American Road
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-232-2721

Website: www.niwa.org

Adult Gate PriceChild Gate Price
$6.00 $6.00