Beautiful, authentic Japanese Garden located in Rockford, Illinois. You can definitely afford to spend two hours wandering through their paths in marvel. Our children particularly enjoyed the pond and watching the gorgeous carp swim through it. Beyond beautiful foliage, there’s also a teahouse that serves afternoon tea, as well as brunch, lunch, and dinner. The brunch there is modestly priced and the portions are huge. Overall it’s a beautiful – setting for a lovely afternoon.