Only a half block from the Tucson Botanical Gardens the Yume Japanese Gardens make a great place to come and relax. The Gardens are split into five distinct sections each following a traditional Japanese set-up. You can sit on your own, take it all in and contemplate in silence or walk along with a family and enjoy it together, the choice is yours!
Things to Do
- The area is divided into five individual gardens; the Courtyard Garden, the Dry River Garden, the Stone and Gravel Garden, the Zen Contemplative Garden and the Strolling Pond Garden. Each one follows different forms and styles that have gradually evolved over centuries. Different emotions are elicited as you explore each section. To finish it off there is also a modern sculpture garden included.
- Let the Garden become your classroom by taking Japanese lessons. Classes are offered for both children and adults. Traditional games, songs and fun activities are used to open kids up to the language and get them to begin taking their first steps with the rich language.
- Adults will watch clips from films and converse with one another to become familiar with not only the basics of the language but with many of the intricacies of the culture and society too.
Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson Insider Tips
- The Gardens are closed during the summer months from the 3rd of May until the end of September.
- The entire area is accessible for wheelchairs and baby strollers. However they do not have strollers or wheelchairs for rent so be sure to bring your own!