People tend to check in during these times:
The Japanese Friendship Garden is a hidden jewel in San Diego's historic Balboa Park dedicated to Japanese gardening and cultural education
The blood orange iced tea is yummy!
$4/person to get in, but it's only worth $2/person.
A little fish named Cornelius lives here!
Try the Japanese cherry (sakura) tea, it's delicious!
Noodle soups are really good~
A tip to get the koi to take a picture with you is to put your hand by the water like you're feeding them. They'll swim right up :)
Not worth $4. Trust me. Maybe $2
The tea is great. Hanging out at the viewing station while eating pokey is greater than great.
Pond and the fishes worth it but got more things to do!
It's a construction site. Can't believe they have the nerve to charge admission. Utter disgrace. Shameful.
Not so much of a Japanese Garden but good enough. It's a nice place to visit while in Balboa Park
..And the cafe at the Friendship Garden is the only affordable place to eat in all of Balboa Park. Their courtyard is a perfect meeting place as well.
I like the new area, but the upper garden is much more tranquil by comparison.
Military can get in for free (discount is 3 bucks but if you get the right person they will let you in)
Excellent place to go fishing for koi's!
So pretty! Its $4 to get in or $3 for student/military.
Save your money and skip it.
Relax in their meditation garden
Closes @ 3:30 so get there early! And enjoy some Udon while you're there.
Try to watch the Japanese tea ceremony and find the giant golden koi!