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Address: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number: +1 415-752-4227
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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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OMG Gorgeous!

Wow!! Just like you would imagine you would see in Japan. The admission was very reasonable, adults $8, Youth (to 17) $6 and children (to 10) $2 The garden was relatively... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow!! Just like you would imagine you would see in Japan. The admission was very reasonable, adults $8, Youth (to 17) $6 and children (to 10) $2 The garden was relatively small, about 15min to stroll around but well worth the effort getting there

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Shenley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The park area is really small and only takes about 20 minutes to walk around. The buildings ponds and gardens are just like I have seen in Japan

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pretty landscaping, good for photos. The store has a lot of cute and cool stuff and souvenirs. The cafeteria, even though it was very crowded, the y serve very quick.

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Allen, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been to the Tea Garden on a previous visit to SF, and I was excited to have my wife experience the serenity of the garden. This is such a gem in the middle of San Francisco. We took a cab to the area since it is pretty deep into Golden Gate Park. Once you enter, you immediately feel... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent garden, very beautiful trees and flowers. Well maintained. Not very big, however a must see attraction after visiting academy of science. 5 minutes walking from academy of science and entrance is for free.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy beautiful gardens and peaceful surroundings, then you will love this place. It is easy to locate in the park, and has extensive, landscaped grounds including some lovely Japanese sculpture and pavilions dotted throughout. There is also a nice gift shop offering unique and artistic souvenirs, and a tea house. We had tea and a small pastry at... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice stroll through the beautifully kept gardens. Lovely pagodas. A very nice spot to have a cup of tea and snack.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ended up here after a day spent at Golden Gate Park. Great place to unwind with tea and pastries in a quiet setting. If you like photography; you'll appreciate the many good views.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch there. Dainty little sandwiches, cakes and tea. There were several choices of tea, we chose the black tea and it ws good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had seen these gardens previously and wanted to visit them again. They are well-maintained with beautiful buildings, zen gardens, and koi ponds. My husband used a walker and it was easily for him to maneuver.

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