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Japanese Friendship Garden San-Kei-En

4 star rating 10 Reviews

(619) 232-2721(619) 232-2721 View Website »

2215 Pan American Road EastSan Diego, CA 92101

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  • Japanese Friendship Garden San-Kei-En - San Diego, CA -  Homey

    Reviews: 299

    Nice little surprise
    Homey (299 reviews)
    5/22/2008

    When I worked at the SDMA, my employee pass that allowed me to explore the Japanese garden for free. It was a very pleasant surprise. There is also a nice little tea shop for inexpensive take away food and picnic tables outside for dining.

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  • Japanese Friendship Garden San-Kei-En - San Diego, CA -  missylovesthedd

    Reviews: 173

    not what i expected
    missylovesthedd (173 reviews)
    5/02/2008

    I have to admit that my expectations were not met when I entered the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park. I was expected a fairly large area full of plants, flowers, fish, and Japanese architecture. While the Garden does have some nice plants and flowers, along with a koi pond, the grounds are very small. You will get through the Garden very quickly, leaving you wanting more for your money. If you visit you will most likely enjoy if you keep your expectations low.

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  • Japanese Friendship Garden San-Kei-En - San Diego, CA -  JenniferS

    Reviews: 966

    beautiful garden
    JenniferS (966 reviews)
    12/06/2006

    The Japanese Friendship Graden in Balboa is so beautiful and relaxing. A great exhibit of exotic plants and flowers, a cherry tree grove, an outdoor ampitheater, bonzai trees, etc . They have a pond which houses beautiful koi fish.

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  • Japanese Friendship Garden San-Kei-En - San Diego, CA -  jevans

    Reviews: 85

    A Meditative Gem!
    jevans (85 reviews)
    10/29/2006

    A great place to meditate; to consider your blessings and to cheer you up on sad days. The Garden also provides lovely backgrounds for portrait pictures. I go here on days to remind myself to sometimes stop and considers the trees and flowers.

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  • Japanese Friendship Garden San-Kei-En - San Diego, CA -  l_d3522

    Reviews: 26

    Worth the Wait
    l_d3522 (26 reviews)
    10/26/2006

    Definitely a little zen peace amongst the hustle and bustle of Balboa Park. Walking in to the Gardens you definitely feel as though you've entered a part of Japan rich in tradition and beauty.

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  • Japanese Friendship Garden San-Kei-En - San Diego, CA -  KymKrutz

    Reviews: 111

    Beautiful gardens
    KymKrutz (111 reviews)
    10/12/2006

    I had been waiting fro years for them to finish this addition to Balboa Park and it was well worth the wait. Very pretty flowers and shaped Bonzai trees amongst various differents plants decorated the gardens. There is even a sushi place right in front of the gardens, if you love sushi!

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  • Japanese Friendship Garden San-Kei-En - San Diego, CA - Jon G.

    Jon G.

    Relaxing Escape
    Jon G. (Posted to Judysbook.com)
    2/25/2006

    The Japanese Friendship Garden is small, but the admission is inexpensive, and I've found that the benefit of visiting after a long, stressful week is...

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  • Japanese Friendship Garden San-Kei-En - San Diego, CA - Richard H.

    Richard H.

    visit a Japanese garden
    Richard H. (Posted to Judysbook.com)
    8/20/2005

    After walking by the Japanese Friendship Garden many time when I went to Balboa park, recently I decided to go in and have a look. By the name, you mi...

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  • Japanese Friendship Garden San-Kei-En - San Diego, CA - winnie l.

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    Little Japanese friendship garden
    winnie l. (Posted to Judysbook.com)
    8/18/2005

    The Japanese friendship garden in Balboa Park will perhaps disappoint people who buy the ticket to get in. Unless, you think the 3 dollars gate fee is...

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  • Japanese Friendship Garden San-Kei-En - San Diego, CA - Xenia F.

    Xenia F.

    Nice, but small
    Xenia F. (Posted to Judysbook.com)
    8/14/2005

    The Japanese Friendship Garden located within Balboa Park is small, but nicely kept series of plants and ponds. The admission is cheap, so your expec...

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  • Downtown

Attractions

  • Botanical Gardens