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Japanese Tea Garden

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94117
415 752 4227
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Ranked #48 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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215 reviews 215 reviews
118 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A very nice, not great garden with some cool pagodas and Japanese structures. My wife and I had some tea in the tea room (her choice) and it was kind of sweet. A couple cups, a tea kettle with great company in a Japanese tea Garden. Made for a very enjoyable couple hours.

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San Francisco, USA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Japanese Tea Garden is truly a treasure and wonderful in so many ways. It's actually more of a full treasure chest than simply a single treasure. It is of course aesthetically pleasing, and lovely to walk around as well as to sit and admire. Yet there's so much more! Find the little tea bush, locate the oldest tree in... More

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Montreal
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The weather was moody and it was nice to have a cup of tea to warm up. It's a very nice spot in the park.

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Kentucky
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100 reviews 100 reviews
28 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is a part of the Golden Gate National Park. There is a separate entry fee of 7$.Lots of koi ponds, waterfalls and crisp landscapes. Lots of pagodas. There is a tea house but we did not get a chance to eat there. There are food trucks in the park and you can choose from them. We chose Annakoot which... More

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Tracy, California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
101 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

When our in laws came for a visit several years ago, we brought them here as part of their San Francisco tour. They were impressed that such a garden existed within the city limits and thoroughly enjoyed it. I don’t believe that any of my relatives have ever traveled to the Far East like I have so, this was as... More

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Plantation, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely place to visit. You must go and make some time to just sit and enjoy the nature before you. Make sure you go there.

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Burlington, IA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
18 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Unless you are absolutely craving a small taste of oriental decor and average to above average landscaping I say skip this stop. As stated elsewhere this is located inside Golden Gate Park, which we could have also easily missed and had no regrets. Admission fee is a ridiculous $7 per adult and we argued with the attendant that my daughter... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Japanse gardens in San Francisco are very beautiful and very well maintained. They are definitely the nicest Japanese gardens I have ever seen in the US. The history of the Hagiwara family and John McLaren is especially interesting. I was disappointed that I had to pay $7.00 per adult and $4.00 per youth entrance fee to the gardens. Nothing... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We went around the gardens in July, and there was not much in flower. It took us about 15 minutes to go around the gardens once ( with waiting for people at busy spots, and stopping to appreciate the features).... it was disappointing. Would. It recommend in July.

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Los Angeles
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Beautiful but vastly over priced. We spent about $7 each to get in. Despite their being “We accept credit card” signs all over the payment booth, we were told when we got their to pay that it was “cash only”. The garden is gorgeous with many picturesque locations to take good photos but it’s relatively small for the amount you... More

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