The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix - RoHoEn is an authentic 3.5 acre Japanese Stroll Garden near downtown Phoenix with tea garden and tea house. The Garden is a sister city project between the City of Phoenix and our Sister City Himeji, Japan. This tranquil and beautiful setting features more than 1,500 tons of hand-picked rock, stone footbridges, lanterns and more than 50 varieties of plants. As you stroll the path, you will enjoy flowing streams, a 12-foot waterfall, and a Koi pond with over 300 colorful koi fish. Japanese cultural programs, events and exhibits take place monthly. Guests can also rent the Garden for corprate events, weddings, photoshoots and more. The Garden's membership and volunteer programs offer even richer access to the community of RoHoEn. Our Mission The mission of the Japanese Friendship Garden, Inc. is to maintain a beautiful, serene Japanese garden in the heart of Phoenix and provide educational and artistic programs and events that continue to deepen our relationships and celebrate the rich history and culture of Japan.