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Japanese Tea Garden

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94117
415 752 4227
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Ranked #44 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Gardens
Description: Four-acre refuge in Golden Gate Park featuring Japanese architecture and gardens.
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Denver, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We stopped in here Sunday morning before visiting other areas of the park. It was not very crowded and everything was in pristine condition. We made sure to make use of the snack bar and order some tea and mochi. I was a little surprised that this was the only place in the garden that sold tea to drink right... More

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Satin John, IN
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a MUST STOP if you love to take beautiful pictures. You can feel the serenity and culture as soon as you enter the gardens. Try to go before the tourists arrive or on a weekday. Once kids are jumping from stone to stone or climbing on the bridges, its not as serene. Grab a bite to eat while... More

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Lucknow, India
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67 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It's small little place and stunningly beautiful! You can enjoy when not many people are around else it would be difficult even to click a picture. We were lucky that we went in the morning at a time when it was foggy and not much people were around. However, by the time we just finished in an hour and half,... More

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St Louis, MO
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a great bargain for a few dollars. Gorgeous garden. Great place for tea, light lunch or snack. No charge early in the morning on some days. Check website for details.

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New York City, New York
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Garden is nice but would be better in morning before the tourist hordes arrive, it was not really zen when there are like 100 people around you. But it's lovely, and the tea house is cute and there is a lovely gift shop. Just go at 8am.

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310 reviews 310 reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Japanese Tea Garden is in Golden Gate Park, next to the de Young Museum. It is a pretty and tranquil location, and well worth a visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Walked through the Japanese Tea Garden in the Golden Gate Park and had a very enjoyable afternoon. Enjoyed the landscaping, the sculptures, the Pagodas and got a big kick out of going over the arch bridge in the middle of the garden.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was so crowded on a Monday lunchtime it was unpleasant. It's beautiful but not worth 7 dollars to walk around in a noisy crowd of bored kids etc. don't bother unless SF is being really quiet...

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San Diego
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was a nice beautiful jaunt. If you get there before 10:30am on Monday, Wed, it's free. Since we took the bus, we missed the deal. Oh well, still a nice visit. I remembered the bridge from when I was a kid under 5 years old.

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The gardens were very pretty and well maintained. I understand that the entrance fee is probably necessary to maintain the gardens but can't help feeling it's a bit steep - especially as we only stayed for half an hour - with tea stop. Worth a visit if you're round that way but probably not worth a special trip.

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