Events happening at Shinzen Garden!

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Join us for our 37th Annual Toro Nagashi ceremony on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Shinzen Friendship Garden.

Traditionally, Toro Nagashi honors the memory of loved ones. During the festival of Obon, it is believed that ancestors come back to spend time with the living. On the final evening of the Obon festival, paper lanterns are set afloat to accompany the spirits as they depart for another year.

Lanterns must be pre-purchased. No lanterns will be sold on site.

Garden Hours:

OPEN: Wed – Sun: 10am – 7pm
CLOSED: Mon – Tue

General Admission*
Cash Only

Under 4yrs: Free

4-14yrs: $1

15yrs-Adult: $5

Seniors 62+: $1

Students: $1

Family (2-5 people): $7

*Woodward Park entry/car/parking: $5; $3 for Seniors; $7 on Holidays.

Please note that Woodward Park has implemented a new parking fee payment system.

Learn more HERE



10am – 1pm*

*The bonsai garden is only open when a docent is present. When summer tempatures exceed 95 degrees, the bonsai garden hours are Weekends from 10am-1pm. Unfortunately, the bonsai garden must be closed when it’s raining, the air quality is considered unhealthy for all groups, and/or docents are unavailable.

Check the bonsai garden hours posted at the entry to the Shinzen Garden gatehouse. Visit us HERE.

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