Free Admission At The Japanese Garden - Suiho-En | Kids Out and About Los Angeles

Free Admission At The Japanese Garden - Suiho-En

Admission is free and by reservation only. The reservation allows for a one (1) hour time slot each day, with a maximum of five tickets per group. "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 classical designs: a dry karensansui, a wet garden with promenade chisen, and an authentic tea ceremony garden incorporating a 4.5 Tatami mat tea room. Ample free parking adjacent to the entrance of the garden is provided for visitors.

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When booking reservations for The Japanese Garden, visitors are permitted to book ONE time slot per day, and ONE ticket per person, with a maximum of five tickets per group. Failure to follow the above rules could result in all tickets reserved by the individual to be deemed void and canceled. If you would like to change or cancel reservation, please contact our administrative staff through the “contact the event organizer” link at the bottom of the reservation page. The one (1) hour time slots are strictly enforced and access will not be granted more than forty-five minutes past the beginning of your assigned hour.  Each group must exit the garden before their hour expires, so that we can permit the next hour’s group to enter.

All members of the booking party must follow the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19
guidelines including, but not limited to:

  • Prior to attending your reservation you and all members of your party will conduct a self-symptom check
    for cough, shortness of breath, and/or fever prior to entering the facility. If any symptoms are present,
    you may not enter the facility.
  • Though there is not a mask mandate for the outdoor areas of the garden, there is one for entering buildings (including restrooms) on City property.
  • Maintain social distancing of 6 ft. from non-household members while on City property.

Note also, that in case of significant rain within 24 hours of your scheduled visit time The Garden is closed.
You should email the “contact the event organizer” link the day of your visit if rain occurs to verify.
In addition, all regular Garden visiting rules (see “Garden Etiquette”) apply during your time slot. These include
but are not limited to; staying on the pathways at all times, photography is limited to incidental shots of visiting the Garden and no food or drink (other than water) is allowed. Drinking fountains are not available, please bring water with you to the site. The Garden walk is now up to two (2) miles with the exclusion of Administration Building access.

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


6100 Woodley Ave
Van Nuys, CA, 91406
United States


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10 am – 12 pm, and resume 12:30 – 3:30 pm
free; reservations required