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Japanese Tea Garden

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94117
415 752 4227
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Ranked #43 of 377 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Special Note: The Tea garden has free admission on M/W/F between 9-10 am. Back to the review. The garden is beautifully landscaped with tons of little landscaping features that are worth looking at and appreciating. We went with our little toddler son who loved running around and looking at everything. Well worth a restful hour or so walk around in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It's a very cute Garden. Very cute specialities to eat and a nice little shop to buy japanese stuff. Must see if you like japan.

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Columbus, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I studied Japanese in college and wanted desperately to get to this garden during our trip to San Francisco: it did not disappoint! I was in awe of the beauty in this garden, and my husband even enjoyed it [he only came to make me happy]. Gift shop had really nice Japanese souvenirs and there was a tea-room as well.... More

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North Island, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A treasure of peace and tranquillity amidst and busy world. Beautiful garden in which to just sit and dream --- and have a cup of tea! We were there as it opened on a weekday and felt as if we were the only people in the world for some time --- a rare thing in this busy daft world of... More

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

In the Park, it can be quite chaotic at times (especially on the weekends). The Tea Garden is extremely tranquil and can be amazing on a weekday when not many people are around. I would recommend this to anyone for anything, maybe even a date :). The point is, go early before many people arrive and enjoy this quiet slice... More

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a quiet, peaceful oasis in the middle of a chaotic city. I went for he photo opportunities. But I found myself wandering around, slowly taking in the beauty of this garden. It's just a nice place to relax during a busy week of conferences.

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USA
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We will never get to see everything in San Francisco because we always go back to the places we love when we visit, including the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. Always beautiful, always serene, the Tea Garden is a must-see. Unfortunately, the tea house was ridiculously crowded with a long line waiting to get in, so we had... More

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Silverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have visited these gardens a couple of times before and they get better each time. The Koi pond, the green trees and maples are just wonderful. We had tea this time. Very well presented and tasty. Not too expensive either. Did not like the octopus though!

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washington dc
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Mon/Wed/Fri the tea garden is free from 9-10am. We got in right at 9am on Monday morning. It was very empty and we could take lots of photos without anyone around for the 1st 20min. After that it got so crowded and almost impossible to get good pictures. You can really see the whole garden in 20min or less. It... More

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Denver, Pennsylvania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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