This intimate, yet significant, green space was designed in the Zen tradition of the famous gardens of Kyoto. The garden features a 170’ cascading stream, a wide variety of plants, flowers and trees, handcrafted cedar bridges, a selection of stone lanterns and a hand washing fountain.

Here at the James Irvine Japanese Garden, visitors and Downtown residents are invited to enjoy a peaceful lunch time respite or discover an unexpected paradise to take a quick stroll and enjoy the sounds of nature.

The Garden is available for special events and weddings as well as commercial photography, small conferences, concerts and theatrical performances.

For rental information, please complete the RENTAL PROPOSAL FORM.

JACCC is happy to offer discounts to qualified nonprofits.

Garden Hours
Closed Mondays
Tuesday-Friday, 10 am - 5 pm
Weekends: 10 am - 4 pm
Hours are subject to change due to private events or inclement weather. To confirm, please call (213) 628-2725


Admission is free

  • Food and drinks are not allowed.
  • Smoking is not allowed.
  • For safety, stay on the pathways at all times.
  • Pets are not allowed unless escorting people with special needs.
  • For  weddings, see below. For professional photography and non-wedding events, please email gardenevents@jaccc.org.  Cost for non-commercial photoshoots is $100/hr during garden hours, $150 during non-garden hours. Commercial or film inquiries must be submitted through Real to Reel Locations.