Yume Japanese Gardens

Yume Japanese Gardens

Yume Japanese Gardens

Yume Japanese Gardens is the living expression of an ancient Japanese heritage. Covering three-quarters of an acre in central Tucson, Arizona, it comprises five traditional visions of landscape. In each, nature is balanced by the human hand to render the spare elegance and subtle spirit of an authentic Japanese garden.

Yume Japanese Gardens

2130 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona 85712

The Classroom

Is surrounded by beautiful Japanese gardens and a patio. Admission fee to enter the gardens will be included in your tuition. Yume’s buildings speak in the special accent of sukiya, a Japanese architectural style that is notably human, simple and open to nature. Their landscapes reflect a distinctive sensibility, too, primarily that of intimate, painting-like courtyard gardens.

Inside the classroom

See the beautiful gardens outside the classroom

Enter the classroom through the door from the parking lot

Yume Japanese Gardens

Yume Japanese Gardens

The blending of these two traditions is unusual among Japanese gardens in North America, but it creates a serene frame for something else exceptional at Yume: a transformative program of therapeutic garden walks, shown in research and practice to gentle the mind, soothe the spirit and restore the heart in the face of mental distress.

While you may step into Yume thinking only to enjoy its peacefulness and living beauty, you will also find in its interpretation of nature an invitation to cross a subtle threshold and reshape your inner landscape to achieve a renewed sense of emotional resilience and contentment.


2130 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, Arizona 85712


(520) 303-3945


Yume Japanese Gardens

From Grant Road

South on Alvernon, on the east side next to the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

Is free and available in front of the building. The entrance to the classroom is on the east side of the parking lot. If the lot is full, please park on the street in the neighborhood south of the gardens.

Please do not park in the neighborhood north of the gardens.

There are plenty of restaurants close by if you are looking to have lunch before, after, or in between your classes.

Within Walking Distance

Within Driving Distance

  • Fry's Grocery Store
  • Eegee's
  • Losbetos