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Stunning Garden of Peace and Happiness

I have lived in the San Fernando Velley for more than ten years and only now discovered the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Los Angeles, California
Treasure in LA

My son and I visited here as a bucket ist item because a friend of mine worked here and kept... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Santa Clarita, California
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“water lilies”(8 reviews)
“van nuys”(6 reviews)
"Suiho En" (the garden of water and fragrance) is a 6.5 Acre authentic Japanese garden fashioned after "stroll gardens" constructed during the 18th and 19th centuries for Japanese feudal lords. Our facility is unique because it incorporates three...more
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6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA 91406-6450
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have lived in the San Fernando Velley for more than ten years and only now discovered the stunning Japanese Garden. It comprises more than six acres of perfectly designed paths along peaceful waterways or "The Water Garden" which has spectacular lotus patches (dormant in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lollydepaulo
Reviewed 9 November 2018

My son and I visited here as a bucket ist item because a friend of mine worked here and kept telling me I needed too. What a cool place. Unfortunately, y friend died before I got a chance to tell him how greatful I was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

Beautiful park and lovely photo opportunities. The only drawback is some places have a bad odor. Otherwise very zen like and actually very peaceful with butterflies and waterfalls

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank meena452
Reviewed 29 September 2018

I spent a warm afternoon walking around the "lake". Taking my time for each of my photos. At first I was disappointed to to see such huge concrete building in the middle of the garden - it kind of takes you out of the tranquility....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank L P
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park. It is pretty small but very peaceful. You can go and relax. There are different kind of plants and trees from the Japanese culture. I will recommend to go there if you like Nature.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank anthogx
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Literally, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, is this magnificent Japanese Garden featuring water. plants, rocks, waterfalls.water lilies, bridges and so much more.It is a place for meditation and quiet reflection. The site is built on 6 and 1/2 acres. and is part...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank springpa
Reviewed 7 June 2018

This garden opened up in 1984. It is a very fine example of a Zen Garden. Not many people know about the garden and Water Reclamation Plant that supplies water to several places in the Sepulveda Basin. If you are looking for peace and serenity...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank wa6flr
Reviewed 23 May 2018

My wife and I went for a little peace and quiet and found it. Restful and scenic with beautiful landscaping, hungry carp!, and serene water.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank rodddd2
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Pure loveliness- a half mile loop takes you through a very pretty and tranquil setting. Definitely an oasis in Los Angeles. Saw beautiful cranes and ducks, lovely plants and trees and a tea house in its simple glory. Perfect place for a little respite.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Parisa63
Reviewed 3 January 2018

A gem of a surprise in this area and a mellow place to re-center yourself. Worth a visit if you enjoy nature, gardens, Japanese style of culture and can quiet the Monkey Mind.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Thomas S
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1 March 2017|
Response from Syllyt01 | Reviewed this property |
I checked the website: Under rules and etiquette: "No animals are allowed in the Garden except for registered Service Animals"
Olga M
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Response from Ambersea | Reviewed this property |
You won't need a translator. Just walk around and enjoy the garden.