Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, Phoenix

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The Japanese Friendship Garden is a Japanese stroll garden located in Phoenix, Arizona. The garden encompasses 3.5 acres (14,000 m2) and includes a tea garden and tea house. It is a joint project of the sister cities of Phoenix, Arizona, and Himeji, Japan. The Japanese name is Rohō-en (鷺鳳園).

In 2004 it was named by the City of Phoenix as one of the Phoenix Points of Pride.
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  • An unexpected joy find in the heart of a city. We decided to visit after our Heard Museum as we had only an hour not enough to go to another museum (disappointed we didn't have time to visit the...  more »
  • An absolutely incredible garden in a strangely quiet area of Phoenix. The staff who care for and manage the garden are extremely kind, the garden itself is beautifully manicured and designed. It's within walking distance of a Teaspressa, so it's the perfect contemplative walking area even during the summer - just head down the street to cool down. We're hosting our wedding here, and the incredible organization and attention given by the organizers of this venue is astounding. A must-visit if you're a fan of horticulture or Japanese history.
  • My boyfriend and I attended one of their Japanese ceremonies they have and let me tell you how relaxing and enjoyable it was. Highly recommend. The staff is super friendly and helpful!

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