The Japanese Garden, Los Angeles

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  • Literally, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, is this magnificent Japanese Garden featuring water. plants, rocks, waterfalls.water lilies, bridges and so much more.It is a place for meditation a...  more »
  • This garden opened up in 1984. It is a very fine example of a Zen Garden. Not many people know about the garden and Water Reclamation Plant that supplies water to several places in the Sepulveda Basin...  more »
  • My wife and I went for a little peace and quiet and found it. Restful and scenic with beautiful landscaping, hungry carp!, and serene water.  more »
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  • Wanna Get Away? Great location for meditation. Tea room is available. Paths, rock creek, scenic bridge. This beautiful Japanese garden can take you away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and the big city and only minutes away from Downtown. Located in Van Nuys. Get out and take a walk, clear your mind and enjoy the tea. Hours varies due to seasons and events. Call ahead. Open to events and filming.
  • Many lovely areas in this large garden. Unfortunately I found most of the garden to be uninspiring, and even a bit odd. For meditation? Perhaps someone looking for a challenge! The distractions are many - traffic noise, aircraft, other visitors, and yes, occasional foul odors. The garden is actually a part of the treatment plant (!), not the neighboring park.
  • Small and quaint, this was a great place to stop off during my day north of LA. The water treatment smell can at times catch you, but it’s still a wonderfully peaceful experience. Also, it was a pleasant surprise to find myself at Starfleet Academy!
  • Beautiful place to walk around and look as Japanese inspired gardening and architecture. When I go it's always quiet and relaxing. Yes it might smell like sewage because of the water treatment plant next to it, but worth the price to get in. They do have a tea House in the very back as well
  • This is maybe the best five bucks you can spend in L A. A great leisurely walk, photo worthy scenery. Ducks and geese going about their day. A nice tea house. I didn't have a chance to visit the gift shop; they close at 3:15 pm, so go early. Very interesting water reclamation site for science geeks too.

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