The Japanese Garden at Woodley Park

Traditional Japanese House
Photo by Henry David for LAist.com

The 6.5-acre Japanese Garden in Van Nuys is open 5 days a week. It was opened to the public in 1984 and has since served as an ideal place of rest and meditation.

It is conveniently located close to the 405 freeway in the Valley — we encourage you to take a visit. It usually has only a handful of visitors and offers more than enough space to walk in peace — the park even features alternate pathways. And yes, we have posted a photo essay about this very same subject before! Maybe we just really like this Japanese garden.

Hours:
Sunday, 10am to 3:15pm
Monday through Thursday, 12pm to 3:15pm

The Japanese Garden Website
6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, 91406
$3 Preservation fee. Child and Senior pricing available.

More photos after the jump!

Ducks

Rice Paper Windows

Trail

Waterfall

Island

Bonsai Tree

Canadian Goose

Island

Photos by Henry David for LAist.com