The James Irvine Japanese Garden will be closed for all of 2019 for construction of the Toshizo Watanabe Culinary Cultural Center.




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.