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"Japanese Friendship Garden" Balboa Park Tip by Phalaenopsis03

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Adjacent to the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, the Japanese Friendship Garden is currently a small two-acre space that includes a Zen garden, a koi pond, a bonsai exhibit, and an exhibit house (see attached photo). During the weekends, classes are offered in sushi-making, bonsai, calligraphy, and conversational Japanese. Due to its limited size, the Japanese Friendship Garden is scheduled for expansion to make it nine acres. Not sure when that will be completed though.

Hours: Mon. to Fri., 10am – 5pm; Sat. to Sun., 10am to 4pm. Entrance fee: I forgot, but it was a few dollars.

Address: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA
Directions: On the grounds of Balboa Park, adjacent to the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.
Phone: (619) 232-2721
Website: http://www.niwa.org

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 26, 2006
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