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Japanese Tea Garden

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Address: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number: 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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We enjoyed the Tea Garden. I am not sure that it was worth the $100.00 for admission ($8), and Uber to and from the attraction for the six of us. Probably would have been much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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BONITA SPRINGS, FLORIDA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed the Tea Garden. I am not sure that it was worth the $100.00 for admission ($8), and Uber to and from the attraction for the six of us. Probably would have been much more peaceful and Zen if we had not visited on a Sunday. Loved the lobster rolls at nearby food truck.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The price was a little high to get in considering how small the gardens really are, but the views are beautiful and the gardens are well maintained. We even was able to observe a Japanese wedding ceremony as well while there. Not recommended for people with mobility issues due to the paths and stairs. Would go there again possibly when... More 

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Visalia, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Japanese tea garden has always been one of my favorite places to visit in Golden Gate park. There is a small Teagarden as you enter that overlooks a pond where you can order tea and light snacks. Behind the Teagarden is a nice gift shop. The grounds are beautifully maintained. There are many wonderful picture opportunities. It is a... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stumbled on the Japanese Tea Garden while waiting for our son to join us for a local meal. We were astonished at how gorgeous, peaceful and serene the environment is, right in downtown SF. We stopped for tea at the little pavilion restaurant - it was just lovely. I highly recommend this for afternoon tea or a stroll

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would do this again and again and again. If you need a moment of peace in your life and a lot of beauty...look no more...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Serene and calming landscape. A nice assortment of Japenese gifts was stocked in the gift shop. Japenese tea and sandwiches added a nice touch

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really nice gardens, well maintained and a nice easy walk around. It's much smaller than I thought, but still nice. (I believe there is free admission from 9-10 or 8-9 on Tuesdays, check on that, we were't there then).

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent a pleasurable couple of hours in here and had tea and cakes. Entry price is reasonable but if your early it's free before 10am

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived early in the morning when it was not crowded. We ordered the sandwich assortment, and the nut tarts. They were all very tasty. My husband prefers black tea, but he settled for jasmine tea. I ordered matcha tea, recommended by my Chinese son-in-law, because it is the only kind there used in actual tea ceremonies. It was an... More 

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Ogden, UT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a nice quiet place in Gateway park. The gardens are beautiful. I went as a child, so I wanted to see it again. It was just like I remembered. The price is a little steep for a walk in a Garden, but hopefully it keeps it open and going. Some of the buildings look like they need to... More 

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