From the Website:

Known as Seiryu-en or “Garden of the Clear Stream,” the James Irvine Japanese Garden is a “hidden gem” of downtown Los Angeles and one of the most unique and elegant venues in the city.  It is open to the public, free of charge, all year round.

This intimate, yet significant, green space was designed in the Zen tradition of the famous gardens of Kyoto. The garden features a 170’ cascading stream, a wide variety of plants, flowers and trees, handcrafted cedar bridges, a selection of stone lanterns and a hand washing fountain.

Here at the Garden, visitors and Downtown residents are invited to enjoy a peaceful lunch time respite or discover an unexpected paradise to take a quick stroll and enjoy the sounds of nature.

The Garden is available for special events and weddings as well as commercial photography, small conferences, concerts and theatrical performances.

Additional facilities are available at the JACCC for special events, weddings and meetings and will accommodate up to 700 people for sit-down dinner.