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Japanese Tea Garden

Address: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number: 415 752 4227
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Four-acre refuge in Golden Gate Park featuring Japanese architecture...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Four-acre refuge in Golden Gate Park featuring Japanese architecture and gardens.
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Sherman, Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
38 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is a very pretty area of the park with stunning flowers and trees. This is a smaller park but worth seeing. They have a special that if you get to the park before I believe 9am on Mon, Wed, or Fri. then admission is free. Any other time admission is 8 or 9 dollars for non residents. My wife... More 

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Martinez, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This place is very pretty year round, but when the trees are blooming it is really gorgeous. A cool garden designed like a traditional Japanese Garden. Right next to the De Young museum. You can visit both in the same day. Parking can be difficult on weekends, but worth seeing.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I enjoyed visiting the Japanese Tea Gardens at Golden Gate Park. The day I went there was an $8 adult admission charge. I had lunch at the Japanese tea house. I had tea sandwiches, miso soup, and a nice cup of Jasmine Tea. Service was relatively quick. I liked the miso soup and tea the most The sandwiches were just... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed walking round here, it's such a peaceful place to be. I would to add that the paths are very steep in parts so if you have any mobility problems the upper part is going to be difficult to get to. Be sure to check out the fish in the pond just after the entrance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The Japanese Tea Garden is a lovely gem in the middle of Golden Gate Park. It isn't very big, but the garden is kept well. I'm sure it would be more beautiful when everything is blooming. The tea house has a good selection of tea and Japanese snacks.

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Laguna Woods, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The day could not have been more beautiful - nor could the gardens - beautifully manicured - the combination of hardscape, water and greenery was so very peaceful. A very serene place to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I really enjoyed my day here. It was as if i walked into Japan itself. Very pretty, I highly recommend going here for an hour and experience the tea too.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is a beautiful place!!! So serene!! We walked around and enjoyed the landscaping and the fish in the pond! They have soup tea and snacks here and a gift shop. Loved it!!

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

These are some beautiful gardens. Very relaxing to walk around and spend a couple of hours there. We did took the bus from the business district to get there which is kind out of the way of all the main attractions. Would I visited again ? If you around the area yes but I would go out of my way... More 

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

So! A tip is to make it in before 10 am on Friday. You get free entry without being a local. We did it and loved it. Easy parking in the parking garage. It was a short walk to the park. Easy parking with going so early. It was absolutely beautiful. Photo ops all around. Everyone was quite polite, and... More 

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