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Japanese Friendship Garden


The Japanese Friendship Garden (Ro Ho En)is a pretty cool little park. The authentic 3 1/2 acre park located in downtown Phoenix has a little lake that is full of Koi fish. We are talking about a lot of big colorful Koi.

Around the lake is a perfect trail. It’s not too steep, not too narrow, and has some nice shady spots to stop and enjoy. There is a stream bringing water into the pond lake and an impressive 12-foot waterfall. There’s plenty of water birds to watch and you can buy Koi food at the gift shop. The pond has some nice footbridges for getting out over the water. The wheelchair access is perfect.

If you are in a chair and are looking to impress a date or maybe take granny somewhere tranquil, this is a nice hideaway.

As a rolling photo enthusiast, the place has 2-3 hours worth of things to shoot. The only complaint I have is that it now closes at 3pm. Thats way too early.

Japanese Friendship Garden


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