The Japanese Friendship Garden is located on a rocky island in the Snake River in the heart of Idaho Falls. The island is historically important as the site of the first bridge to span the Snake River in Eastern Idaho. The garden was developed to celebrate thirty years of associating with our Japanese sister city, Tokai-Mura, and to encourage friendship with peoples throughout the world.
The Japanese Friendship Garden contains a traditional Japanese garden gate, many water features, a viewing platform, a deck, a "Dragon’s Path" across a pond and the large Japanese lantern given to the city by Tokai-Mura. The many features have been built by volunteers who have donated many, many, many hours of their time to these projects and maintaining the garden.
When visiting the garden, visitors are encouraged to enjoy these many features while being respectful of the space. Please stick to the designated paths. Follow park rules, pick up after yourself, and no confetti, fake flowers, and/or balloons.
The Japanese Friendship Garden lower deck can be rented for $125 plus tax per day. Contact Parks and Recreation at 208-612-8580 to make reservations.
If you are having more than 100 people at your event, you will need submit a Park Application. See HERE.
Contact Judy Seydel for donation or volunteer information.