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Japanese Tea Garden

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Address: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94117
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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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Spot of Tranquility in Golden Gate Park

With its graceful landscaping the Japanese Tea Garden is a highlight of Golden Gate Park. You can feel the leafy coolness and the quiet nature of the spot as you walk around; and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Los Gatos, California
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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With its graceful landscaping the Japanese Tea Garden is a highlight of Golden Gate Park. You can feel the leafy coolness and the quiet nature of the spot as you walk around; and even when there are lots of people visiting, its tranquility never quite disappears. The placement of the shrubs, flowers, trees, pond, and bridge make the garden feel... More 

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Smithfield, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had read that entry was free if you got there before 10 on Mon, Wed and Friday. So we arrived at 9:15. they had a volunteer waiting to lead a tour at 9:30. He did a very good job. It made it even more interesting to hear some of the history. You can park free along the street for... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Maybe more enjoyable in warmer weather. Beautiful ponds, trees, and statues but too cold to sit and relax. Had hot tea to warm up, which helped, but the collective $60 for 3 people to enter and have tea was a little much. We're there for less than 1hr.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't expect to see the significant Japanese cultures in here other than some mimicking architectural. However, the garden is a peaceful place which suit who want to temporarily avoid the crowd.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

SO beautiful, a bit smaller than I expected but it was a lot of fun and simply gorgeous. the tea they had there was good too, especially on a cold day. Also On certain days ( the day I went) if you go early enough you can get in free, and there won't be many people their.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can grab some really pretty photos in here. You have to pay to get in, which surprised me as it is part of the botanical gardens (not the norm in NZ).

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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a larger than expected area of peace and beauty. We were here during the holiday week (between Christmas and New Year) so it was a bit too crowded. However, I can see how serene it can be at the right time. Nice living nature (water & sculpted trees, etc.), nice human structures (bridges, pagodas), nicely combined.

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Boston Area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden is tranquil, peaceful, and larger than most Japanese gardens. The landscaping is well done and well maintained. A little shop has really nice (if overpriced) tea paraphernalia. The service at the cafe was very friendly and when the man brought my matcha he offered a brief tutorial on how to best drink it. It's worth noting that when... More 

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Battle Ground, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Japanese Tea Garden is a must see. While it does cost $$ to get in, it was worth it. The gardens are beautiful and peaceful. I loved the Japanese buildings and ponds.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Who doesnt love Golden Gate Park? Well there is that special Gem within the park that will excite you and you friends!!!

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