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Japanese Friendship Garden Tours and Activities

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Somewhat of a park inside of a park, the Japanese Friendship Garden is a sanctuary of calm inside busy Balboa Park. Symbolic of the friendship between San Diego and the Japanese city of Yokohama, this 20-acre garden has over 200 cherry trees that dot the manicured landscape. In keeping with the tradition of Japanese gardens, the landscape here is methodically arranged so the stones, water, trees, and plants have a natural and calming energy. It’s a place for serene, inward reflection, and also a place where visitors can experience traditional Japanese culture. Stop for a drink at the tea museum and gaze out over the ponds, or wander through gardens that are meticulously planted in traditional Japanese herbs. On weekends, there can be classes in everything from Japanese language to the art of fine calligraphy, as well as a festival for the cherry blossom bloom that takes place every March.

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Open from 10am-4:30pm
2215 Pan American Road East, San Diego, California
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Go San Diego Explorer City Pass: Choose any 3, 4, 5 or 7 Attractions

Go San Diego Explorer City Pass: Choose any 3, 4, 5 or 7 Attractions

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Discover San Diego with a multi-attraction city pass that gives you free admission to your choice of 3, 4, 5 or 7 attractions and tours. The Go San Diego Explorer pass saves you up to 60% compared to normal ticket prices, and is valid for 60 days from your first attraction visit. Explore top attractions like the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Natural History Museum, USS Midway Museum, or enjoy popular activities like speedboat tours and full-day bike rentals at La Jolla or Coronado Beach. Your Explorer pass is fully-digital so you'll be able to download it to your mobile device or print it at home, and enjoy contactless entry to your choice of attractions. Please note: You can now enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans change. All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for 2 years from purchase and only become activated with your first visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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The Private Balboa Park Tour

The Private Balboa Park Tour

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Ride in a luxury vehicle to Balboa Park for a private tour of this National Historic Landmark District of San Diego. Explore the 1,200-acre (485-hectare) cultural icon with your own personal guide and customize your 2-hour itinerary with your choice of sights, including complimentary admission to the Spanish Village Art Center; Botanical Garden, Rose Garden and Cactus Garden; and Timken Art Museum. Pass by numerous museums and hear informative commentary about the park’s history and architecture. Bottled water and snacks are provided.
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What are Japanese Friendship Garden hours of operation?
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Japanese Friendship Garden hours of operation: Open from 10am-4:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Japanese Friendship Garden tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Japanese Friendship Garden can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Japanese Friendship Garden tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Japanese Friendship Garden 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Japanese Friendship Garden costs USD 90.00. Guided Japanese Friendship Garden tours start around USD 90.00 per person. See all 2 Japanese Friendship Garden tickets and tours on Viator.
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