The Japanese Garden

Local nameThe Japanese Garden
LocationLos Angeles, United States

The Japanese Garden is a 6.5-acre public Japanese garden in Los Angeles, located in the Lake Balboa district in the central San Fernando Valley, adjacent to the Van Nuys and Encino neighborhoods. It is specifically on the grounds of the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant adjacent to Woodley Park, in the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area.The garden's Japanese name is Suihō-en meaning "garden of water and fragrance." The idea of having a Japanese Garden adjacent to a water reclamation plant was conceived by Donald C. Tillman. The garden's purpose was to demonstrate a positive use of reclaimed water, in what is usually considered a delicate environment, a Japanese garden. The ponds and irrigation use reclaimed water from the adjacent water reclamation plant.

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Opening hours

Self-guided tours:
Mon - Thu: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fri - Sat: closed
Sun: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Guided tours:
Mon - Thu: mornings (reservation required) and evenings (only in the summer)

Closed on all Los Angeles city holidays and also in case of raining.


Adults: $5
Seniors (62+), children under 12: $3

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +1 818 756 8166

Address 6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406, USA

Coordinates 34°11'0.517" N -118°28'51.518" E

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