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Japanese Friendship Garden Regional Park

>> Now accepting donations to help restore the Japanese Friendship Gardens <<

Seasonal Hours
Summer Memorial Day to Labor Day 10:00am-7:00pm
Fall Labor Day to DST 10:00am-5:00pm
Winter Fall DST to Spring DST 10:00am-4:00pm
Spring DST to Memorial Day 10am-6pm
*DST - Daylight Savings Time

Pond Notice: Two of the three koi ponds in the Japanese Friendship Garden, one under the Moon Bridge, are dry during flood restoration of the filtration system. No completion date has yet been set. Please check this page for updates.

Koi Fish: The koi fish are happy and on display in their new temporary home in upper pond "B" in the northwest corner of the garden.

This beautiful and tranquil garden is an expanse of peace in the middle of the city. The Japanese Friendship Garden (JFG) is a living symbol of the “Sister City” relationship between Okayama, Japan and San José. It serves as a popular setting for the perfect place for weddings and celebrations but it best serves San Jose residents as a place to sit and reflect on the beauty and power of nature.

For more information on the Japanese Friendship Garden please call 408.794.7275. To make a donation to JFG please contact Supporters of the Japanese Friendship Garden Parks Division General Number at 794-7275 – press 2 for Weddings and Wedding Photo Permits.

Provisions Information
Acreage 5.5
Reservable Picnic Sites No
Non-Reservable Picnic Sites No 
Sports/Activities None
Tot Lot No 
Youth Playground None
Restrooms Yes 
Parking Parking lot 
Report a Concern 1-408-793-5510 or email a concern
Rules and Regulations Neighborhood Park Rules
All Picnic Site Rules & Regulations