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Joint Membership with Sister Cities

As a member of the Japanese Friendship Garden, you are a part of an ongoing cultural exchange with the Sister City of Himeji, Japan that began in 1988. Your Joint Membership Plan with Phoenix Sister Cities also creates opportunities for innovative programs and events that highlight the unique character of Phoenix’s sister cities and helps further strengthen the valuable bonds we share with each of them.


Become a Member Today!

Online: Click on any of the icons on the right side of the page.

Phone: Call 602-274-8700

Mail: Print out this form and mail it with appropriate payment to:

               Japanese Friendship Garden

               216 W. Portland St

               Phoenix, AZ 85003


Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you have any questions regarding membership benefits, please contact the office.

Your Membership Makes a Difference

An annual membership to Phoenix Sister Cities and the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix is a gift that keeps giving. With your membership, you will not only be supporting one of the most exquisite gardens in Arizona, but also supporting the organization behind it. Membership in both programs also provides you with opportunities to make new friends and learn more about Phoenix's place as an international city in this world.

Annual Membership Benefits

All membership levels include:

  • Unlimited Admission during hours of operation (for card-holding members only)

  • Garden Newsletter (Tobi Ishi)

  • Invitations to special programs

  • Invitations to Member only Event

  • 10% JFG Gift Shop discount (excludes event tickets)

  • Membership discount to workshops and Special Event

  • NEW! discounts on JFG Partnered Restaurants

Click here to see the list on the partnered Restaurants (from January 2020)

  • NEW! Free or reduced admission at participating American Horticultural Society garden & attractions.(excludes special events during operating hours )

Click here to see the list on the Reciprocal Admissions Program.​​

As a joint member with Phoenix Sister Cities, you will also receive:

  • Invitations to Phoenix Sister Cities Events

  • Memberships in Phoenix Sister Cities Committees

  • Phoenix Sister Cities E-Newsletter Subscription

  • Opportunity to meet Phoenix Sister Cities CEO / Board Members

  • Phoenix Sister Cities Events DIscounts

  • Phoenix Sister Cities Member Only Events



Individual ($70)

2 one-time use guest passes



Household / Family ($130)

note: same address for any family members

Covers two adults and all children (under 18)

2 one-time use guest passes

Sister Cities Membership for family members in the same household

Opportunities to interact with visiting delegations and dignitaries


Friend ($200)

Covers two adults and all children (under 18)

10 one-time use guest passes

Opportunities to interact with visiting delegations and dignitaries

Phoenix Sister Cities Travel Kit (Sister Cities luggage tag, journal, etc.)

Click a Button to purchase Membership

Renew Membership Online

Is your membership expired?

You can renew your membership online today!

Gift Memberships

Japanese Friendship Garden Membership is a great gift for friends and family. The recipient will receive a membership card with all the benefits of the purchaser's choice of membership level, and a letter including the purchaser's personal message. The membership card and letter may be sent to the purchaser or directly to the recipient.

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