Japanese Garden


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The Japanese Garden is the hidden jewel in the Van Nuys area of Los Angeles. The Japanese name the garden is "Suiho En" which means the garden of water and fragrance. The 6½ acre authentic Japanese garden is a perfect 2 hour destination to get away from the busy city life of Los Angeles.

The garden incorporates three classical designs: a dry karensansui, a wet garden with promenade chisen, and an authentic tea ceremony garden incorporating a 4.5 tatami mat tea room.

Dr. Kawana, the creator of the Japanese Garden, designed more than one dozen major Japanese gardens in the United States, including botanical gardens at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Diego's Balboa Park and gardens in Denver, Chicago, Memphis, Minneapolis, and the largest Japanese garden in the United States - the 14 acre garden in St. Louis. He pioneered the design of traditional Japanese gardens which utilized plants native to the area of the garden.

Minimum Time Needed

2 Hours


Monday ~ Thursday 12:00PM ~ 4:00PM
Sunday 10:00AM ~ 4:00PM (the last gate entry each day is at 3:15PM)
Saturday Closed

Admission Fee

Adult $3
Senior(62) $2
Child(under 10) $2


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