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Address: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number: 415 752 4227
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Description: Four-acre refuge in Golden Gate Park featuring Japanese architecture and...
Four-acre refuge in Golden Gate Park featuring Japanese architecture and gardens.
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Beautiful gardens and worth a visit

If you get there between 9-10am, you can get in for free. We just missed the "free time" but were still glad we went. It was smaller than we thought it would be, but the gardens... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Spokane, Washington
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Soda Springs, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Being from out of state, we had heard of the Tea Gardens and were excited to go see them. The gardens were beautiful, however they were not very big. It did not take much time to go through them. BE CAREFUL - we parked just up the hill from the Tea Gardens also close to the Botanical Gardens.. it was... More 

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Manorville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

If you are walking around Golden gate park this is a great place to take a break with a cup of tea and snacks. The location is beautiful, and don't forget to see the entire garden.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Really enjoyed the Japanese tea garden. It's a shame it's so small but it's really relaxing. Good water features and plants. If you need wheelchair access it may not work out as there are stepping stones. Not sure if there are alternative routes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It's sprawling and beautiful! Perfectly appointed. The tea room is a lovely touch and serene in its setting. Great variety of plants, water features, gardens....lovely and inspiring. I loved the tea gardens in Vancouver, but SF is the VERY best I've seen in the states!

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The best time of the year to watch cherry blossoms in the SF Golden Gate Park Japanese Garden is the week of April 1. The Garden is like a miniature Kyoto, in San Francisco.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The garden is a lovely place to walk and explore. We had tea and baked goods. I would recommend this for a family outing or even a date.

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you get there between 9-10am, you can get in for free. We just missed the "free time" but were still glad we went. It was smaller than we thought it would be, but the gardens are splendid and worth the trip to view them. The gift shop is nice, too.

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Dublin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My family and I drove in the SF for the day. I realized although as a kid I went here a hundred times but never took my kids. So we did. The whole family had a great time. The site us beautiful, peaceful and refreshing. This is a must place to go while in SF..

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Oviedo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a neat little park inside the large Golden Gate Park. Takes about 20 minutes to see it all, and they do charge admission. Good place to get a quick glimpse into Japanese culture and history.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The gardens are beautifully maintained, the atmosphere is calm and the little tea house serves great tea. It's a compact garden, but don't let that put you off

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