Japanese Tea Garden
Japanese Tea Garden
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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Four-acre refuge in Golden Gate Park featuring Japanese architecture and gardens.
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Pauline B
Arbroath, Scotland, United Kingdom104 contributions
Hopped off the bus here and glad we did, it is such a tranquil and beautiful place to visit. Love the fact that residents can get in for free.
Written September 24, 2022
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada11,124 contributions
This Japanese Tea Garden, located in Golden Gate Park, was originally opened in 1894, making it one of the oldest in the area.
It is located on 3 acres in the park and has many of the beautiful features associated with such gardens. The pagoda was closed for repair for our visit but otherwise, everything was beautiful. Beware that there are lots of steps and levels, making it difficult for someone with mobility issues to see everything (or get around at all, really).
Written August 20, 2022
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Arun K
Nagpur District, India2,930 contributions
Couples
The oldest public Japanese garden located in the Golden Gate Area is a popular destination of tourist. The complex has many paths, ponds, tea houses plants & trees which are arranged in the Japanese style.
The garden sculptures and structures reflect Buddhist & Shinto religious culture. The Buddha’s statue & Pagoda are worth watching.
The elements of rocks & water flows create a peaceful environment for soothing the visitors.
A peaceful place indeed !
Written August 19, 2022
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lifespursuit808
Honolulu, HI203 contributions
We visited the Japanese Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park for the first time and found it to be beautiful and relaxing. As a Japan lover, I found the Tea Garden to be a mini-version of Japan. Once you are inside the park, you forget that you are in San Francisco! It's a cool place to visit for sure!
Written August 1, 2022
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MandyMC
Canterbury, UK338 contributions
This is definitely worth a visit! It’s small and compact but very beautifully set out. Maybe a one way system or clear direction arrows would be an idea, as despite the gardens being small, we kept going round in circles!
Written July 21, 2022
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Shanker B
Alpharetta, GA1,078 contributions
this is a gorgeous place to visit and spend an hour or two. A leisurely walk in the garden is definitely a stress buster. Its meticulously maintained and its a delight for the eyes and mind wandering in the gardens. They also have a lovely Japanese cafe which serves great Japanese and local cuisine We really enjoyed the hour or so we spent there.
Written July 5, 2022
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Reslimpan
Rayong, Thailand2,834 contributions
Solo
Very nice Japanese Garden located in Golden Gate Park. Very tranquil and serene. As of July, 2022 the pagoda is under renovation. There is a small tea house where one can enjoy different green teas. The teas are excellent. The only thing that upset the tranquility was a coyote crossing my path.
Written July 2, 2022
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Lena K
Fullerton, CA340 contributions
Family
Purchase your admission tickets online to make entering quicker. (San Francisco residents enter free.) We parked in the underground Music Concourse Parking structure, which is a short walk to the Japanese Tea Garden.
Written June 28, 2022
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Peter H
Totowa, NJ56 contributions
This is the place to go to relax and unwind for a while, Walk through the gardens and then relax with a tea and ice cream. A great place to visit
Written June 4, 2022
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thommoae
3 contributions
Beautiful, well-maintained garden ... but, for a 20-minute walk, not value for money: $25 for non-residents. Some sections still in progress.
Written May 29, 2022
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