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Japanese Tea Garden

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Address: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number: 415 752 4227
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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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Peaceful and lovely spot to explore

We arrived to the Tea Garden shortly after 9am and found admission was free between 9-10am on certain weekdays - lucky us! An hour was sufficient to explore the garden. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
StanleyandMarie
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Ontario, Canada

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Hobart, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent half a day at the Japanese Tea Garden. Amazing location, cheap to enter but did wait for nearly an hour to get in due to its popularity. Wander at your own pace and take in all the sights. Definitely doesn't feel like you're in one of the busiest cities in the US when you're there.

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Thank Rena131266
Sioux City, Iowa
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101 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm so glad we took a few minutes to step inside and order some tea and Kuzumochi (see picture). I had hojicha tea which was smooth and not too strong. My husband had jasmine tea which was sweet and delicious. We sat at a long, center table with a shelf of smooth pebbles running down the middle. There is a... More 

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Thank Sandy H
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72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Japanese Tea Garden was so beautiful. The ponds, gardens, and koi were gorgeous. Everyone especially loved the bridges and foliage. Definitely a must-see in San Fransisco!

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Thank le0l0vest0travel
Ontario, Canada
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259 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived to the Tea Garden shortly after 9am and found admission was free between 9-10am on certain weekdays - lucky us! An hour was sufficient to explore the garden. There were helpful signs explaining what certain structures were and looking at a Zen Garden, in the rain, was one of the most peaceful moments of our visit.

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Thank StanleyandMarie
Rye, New York
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are pretty, but nothing wow. If you've seen Japanese Gardens, then this isn't really worth the trip unless you're looking for a nice stroll or have little kids that want to roam around a bit.

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Thank Organized10580
Michigan
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is very nice, but small for the price of admission. There were statues and koi and the design is nice, but because of the small space it's not easy to get pictures without strangers being in them. The best Japanese garden I've visited so far was in Kaiserslautern, Germany. As I recall, it was around the same entrance... More 

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Thank SAPXPRT
Wheeling, Illinois
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we found the tea garden a beautiful place to walk around and enjoy the afternoon. the tea available for purchase was interesting, but limited. Still a very worthwhile part of the visit.

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Thank HolliL2014
San Jose, Costa Rica
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59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Started our day visiting this garden! Lovely and relaxing! Then walked around Golden Gate Park. Great visit. If you enter before 10 am the admission is free ;)

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is pretty but small. You can walk all of the paths in about 30 minutes. $8/person... WAY too much money for the average person. My wife and I regretted dropping $16 for our visit here.

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Thank Michael B
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is right beside The de Young museum, and is charming. It costs $8 to go in. I saw it from outside. To me it didn’t seem worthwhile. Depends on your interest I guess.

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