Japanese Friendship Garden | Phoenix Attraction

Japanese Friendship Garden

The Japanese Friendship Garden Ro Ho En, in Phoenix is a wonderful retreat from the city. It is located adjacent to the Margaret T Hance park, which is located on the top of Interstate 10. Once you enter the gates to the garden, you will forget that the city is just steps away.

Phoenix Japanese Garden

Inside the Arizona Botanical Garden

Koi fish

Koi fish

The entire garden is enclosed with lush trees and bamboo. Walking down the wide meandering paths, the first thing you're likely to notice is the sculpture.

Continue walking to your right and you will cross the first bridge over the pond, here the Koi fish are very active. If you feed them they will all gather here and are very entertaining to watch.

Garden path

Garden path

The path winds around the pond and will lead to the first small waterfall.  Towards the back there is a Japanese Tea house with a beautiful stream and several small waterfalls. This was my favorite area of the gardens-it is very serene.

Waterfall

Waterfall

There are several small waterfalls throughout the park, and one large waterfall towards the back.

Tip:Don't forget to purchase some food for the Koi fish!

Phone: (602) 256- 3204

Location: Margaret T Hance Park (above I-10 tunnel) in downtown Phoenix
Address:1125 N 3rd Ave Phoenix,AZ
Directions: Located at the Margaret T Hance Park on top of the I-10 Tunnel in downtown Phoenix

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-3:00p.m. Adults Admission: $5.00, Students,Children,Seniors, & Military: $3.00, Children 12 & younger: Free Closed June-August due to the heat!
Website: 
http://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org

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