Japanese Friendship Garden
Open daily: 10am-4pm. Closed 5th Monday (last admission at 3:30pm)
NOTE: This garden is free on the 3rd Tuesday of every month if you’re a San Diego resident!
The Garden originated as a teahouse during the 1915–16 Panama-California Exposition and now lies on two acres near the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. Along the Garden’s winding paths are a Zen garden for meditation, an exhibit house, koi pond, bonsai exhibit, ceremonial gate, and a Fujidana (wisteria arbor). Weekend classes are offered in sushi making, bonsai, calligraphy, and conversational Japanese.