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

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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.