- Open to Public
5900 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago IL 60615
This authentic Japanese garden with pavilion, moon bridge, Shinto gate and traditional Japanese horticulture was a gift to Chicago from Japan for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.
The Japanese garden is absolutely beautiful. It is nicely manicured and clean. The place is serene, scenic and has a calm atmosphere. The lady told us she was feeding the koi so we were able to watch the koi gather for their food. It is called the Garden of the Phoenix and is it definitely a hidden gem in the park.
Entrance to the garden can be a challenge. The adjacent parking lot is off of Hayes Drive.