Docent Tours

All public docent tours are FREE with paid admission! 
If rain or bad weather occurs, call to confirm if tour is still happening at (619) 232-2721.
We are closed New Year’s Day, Christmas Day, and Thanksgiving Day.

LOWER LEVEL

This tour consists of the lower 7-acre canyon expansion area. No RSVP needed -- your tour starts at the Charles Dail Memorial Gate.Tour highlights include:

  • Dry stone cascade
  • Cherry tree grove
  • Turtle island
  • Wooden bridges
  • Babbling stream
  • Waterfall
  • Sitting Buddha sculpture
  • Inamori Pavilion.

UPPER LEVEL

This tour consists of the upper 2 acres only. No RSVP needed – your tour starts at the Front Entrance Gate. Tour highlights include:

  • Stone lanterns 
  • Water basins
  • Dry stone garden
  • Koi pond
  • Bonsai tree collection
  • Exhibit Hall
 

Banner Photo Credit: Tangerine Tree Photography