The Japanese Garden in Van Nuys, California, is fondly known as the garden of water and fragrance, and was designed by Dr Kawana, a pioneer in designing traditional Japanese gardens using plants that are indigenous to the area that the garden is located in. Experience absolute tranquility and peace as well as enriching of the spirit, as you walk through or just sit and admire our magnificent Japanese gardens. The garden of water and fragrance has created an environment of meditative calm, where visitors can escape the busy modern world, and think upon the beauty and simplicity of nature. Key elements that form an integral part of Japanese gardens include water, islands of stones, plants and garden accessories. The Gift Shop at The Japanese Garden is staffed by volunteers and is well stocked with ceramics, books, dolls, jewelry, parasols, and much more, and if you are looking for a perfectly unique gift, The Gift Shop is sure to have something interesting in stock. Visit The Japanese Gardens and enjoy a welcome experience of peace, calm and tranquility.