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Japanese Tea Garden

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94117
415 752 4227
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Ranked #45 of 373 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We visited the Japanese Tea Garden as part of our City Sightseeing Bus tour. The garden was beautiful however didn't have enough signs. We saw people going in so many directions, bumping into each other, and having difficulty finding various exits. However, if you don't mind that it can be a nice relaxing visit especially if you allow enough time... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

It's pretty, and the moon bridge is very unique, but I felt that $7 was a bit much to walk around the tiny gardens. It was also impossible to get a good picture of the moon bridge (reason I went) because there was so many people swarming over it. There are a few days and a few hours when they... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We visited the Japanese Tea Garden just as the spring blossoms were started. Great photo opportunities. I am so happy that we decided to go.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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116 reviews 116 reviews
78 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

My daughter and I spent 1 1/2hrs strolling thru this beautiful garden. These gardens are so tranquil and so different from the busyness of the rest of San Francisco. We loved the Japanese architecture, beautiful fish in the ponds, climbing the wheel bridge, stone statues and lanterns and just walking on the stone paths. Many other reviewers have complained about... More

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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115 reviews 115 reviews
47 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Myself, my two brothers and my Mom stopped here while on vacation in SF. I knew I wanted to go, but they were not as enthused. Once we got there though, they had changed their minds! They got really into it. It's a small park, so you can take your time strolling the grounds. Make sure you take all the... More

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Chelsea, vtrmont, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

This garden is beautifully done and a fantastic place for adults to stroll while the kids get to skip over stone paths, watch the giant koi in the ponds, and climb the bridges. We did not get to eat there but it looked great, and the gift shop had a lot of beautiful items all from Japan. Come between 9... More

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Lincoln NE
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

While the $7.00 a piece entry fee gets a but expensive for a large group you soon forget how much you paid while you walk on the serene paths past ponds full of Koi bordered with lovely flowers and shrubbery. The tall trees and wonderful Japanese architecture along with the stone lanterns make you feel like you are far from... More

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Alexandria, VA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Tea Garden is a small, gem-like attraction in the heart of Golden State Park. I hesitate to say anything bad about the place. The gardening is exquisite, the famous bridge is wonderful, and I know it has deep historical significance for the area. On the other hand, it is very small for the entry price ($7), it pales in... More

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Anthem, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Japanese Tea Garden was absolutely beautiful! We visited on a Saturday afternoon, so it was quite crowded, but overall still very peaceful. I was surprised by how small the garden was in relation to the admission price.

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Miami, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Free before 10:00 on Mon., Wed., and Fri. At 9:30 we took the free tour given by a local volunteer. It was over an hour. She was very informative and knowledgeable. She gave origami swans that were handmade by her family member to all the young people. The garden has great historical significance which is best learned on a guided... More

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