Your Japanese Friendship Garden ticket includes

  • The chance to explore the zen garden in Balboa Park
  • Access to the koi pond, stepping stones and landscaped features

Stroll around this peaceful garden in San Diego’s Balboa Park - the nation’s largest urban cultural park. The zen design of the Japanese Friendship Garden boasts traditional sand and stone elements, a koi pond, and a see-saw bamboo pipe. You'll enjoy exploring the scenery, which fuses Japanese and Southern Californian style, and taking in the relaxed ambience.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00am – 7:00pm (last admission: 5:30pm).

Closings & Holidays

May be closed major U.S. holidays.

Know before you go

Getting In: Present your pass at the admissions counter.

Please Note: Children 6 and under are free.

Getting there

Japanese Friendship Garden

US, CA, San Deigo, 92101, 2215 Pan American Road, Balboa Park


2215 Pan American Road
Balboa Park
San Deigo, CA 92101
United States