Japanese Friendship Garden

Admission included

For nearly 25 years, the splendid Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego has delighted visitors with its beauty and serenity. Created as a gesture of friendship between the U.S. and Japan, the garden features calming elements such as a sand and stone garden as well as koi pond with a central island. The garden is idyllic for leisurely strolls.


Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm;
last admission at 5:30 pm


May be closed major U.S. holidays.

Getting In

Present your pass at the admissions counter.


Children under 6 are free.


2215 Pan American Road
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Driving Directions

From 15N/163 N: 163 S to Exit 5 South/Park Blvd and turn left. Turn left on President’s Way, and right onto the second driveway into the Organ Pavilion Parking lot. The Japanese Friendship Garden is adjacent to the Organ Pavilion.