The Secret Garden Hike In Arizona Will Make You Feel Like You’re In A Fairytale
Sometimes, even things located in the most public of places can be hidden by design. That’s precisely the case with a secret Japanese garden located within a park in Greater Phoenix. This hidden gem opened in 1996 and is an oasis in the heart of a city engaged in commerce. Take a look below and then, the next time you’re in the area, add this to your must-see list.
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The Japanese Friendship Garden is located at 1125 N 3rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003 and is open seasonally from October through May. Current hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., as well as from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturdays & Sundays. The garden is closed on Mondays. General admission is $10, seniors 62+, students and military are $7, children under 6 are free. Learn more on the official website for the Japanese Friendship Garden.
Additional directions from within the Phoenix area: When riding the Light Rail, exit at the Central and Roosevelt stop. The Garden is located on the west side of the rail, 0.3 miles from the station; it is directly behind the Irish Cultural Center (1106 N. Central Ave, Phoenix), just north of Portland Avenue. The Garden entrance is across the parking lot at 1125 N. 3rd Avenue. The Japanese Friendship Garden is open seasonally from October 1st through May 31st.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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