AAA Editor Notes
Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix is at 1125 N. 3rd Ave. Japanese landscape architects made some 60 visits from Himeji, Japan, Phoenix's sister city, to build an authentic Japanese garden and teahouse. The 3.5 acres of the gardens—known as Ro Ho En—contain 50 desert-tolerant plants, a gazebo, koi pond, pavilion, decorative bridges and a 12-foot waterfall. The name, Ro Ho En, combines the Japanese words for Heron (Ro), Himeji's symbol; with Ho, for the mythical Phoenix bird; and En for garden.

Guided tours are available.

Admission
$7; $6 (ages 62+); $5 (ages 6-17 and students and military with ID). Garden and guided tour $8; $7 (ages 62+). Public tea ceremony and garden $30; $25 (ages 62+). Reservations are required for tea ceremony.
Location
Station: Roosevelt/Central
Hours
Tues.-Sun. 10-4, Oct.-May; Thurs.-Sat. 7-11 and 4-7, June 1 to mid-June. Guided tours depart Wed. at 11 and 1. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.
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