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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.

Park is now open. Closing hours Sunset, daily until DST on Nov. 5, 2017 


  • Mon-Sun: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Seasonal Hours:
    • Labor Day to Memorial Day 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Memorial Day to Labor Day 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Acreage: 5.5

Reservable Picnic Sites: No

Non-Reservable Picnic Sites: No


  • BBQ: No
  • Sports/Activities: None
  • Tot Lot: No
  • Youth Playground: None
  • Restrooms: Yes
  • Parking: Parking lot

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