Japanese Friendship Garden

I decided to take a trip up to Balboa Park before my flight out of San Diego. I checked the park map and was immediately overwhelmed and had no clue as to where I should start… the park is HUGE and I only had about an hour and a half to explore before I had to be back to my hotel, check out, and head to the airport.

Then my eye landed on the Japanese Friendship Garden and I knew that had to be my first destination.

I got to the park a few minutes before the garden opened so I snapped a few pictures of the neighboring Organ Pavilion (complete with organ music playing–loved it) before heading into the garden.

Opera Pavilion

Then, finally, the Japanese Friendship Garden…

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I loved the koi pond! I could have spent hours sitting by the water, watching the fish. (Wish I had a polarizing filter for my 50mm, but oh well.)

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2 responses to “Japanese Friendship Garden

  1. Beautiful photos! The garden looks like a very peaceful place, so you probably made the right choice in going there before heading to a busy airport, hehe! :)

    • Haha I think so, too! I just wish I had had more time to spend there… it was nearly impossible for me to NOT relax while I was there! I had to remind myself that I couldn’t get sucked in– I still had a plane to catch (AND a taxi to find)!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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