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Japanese Tea Garden

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Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94117
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Four-acre refuge in Golden Gate Park featuring Japanese architecture and gardens.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94117
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A lovely garden with many facets right next to the Art Centre and cafe. Not a large garden but beautiful. The arched bridge is a feature and steep to climb. early morning or later in the day is the best time to visit so that...More

Thank Pukek0
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Japanese Tea garden is a great place to slow down and listen to the tinkle of water in a stream and admire the beauty of the place

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Open your mind as you close your eyes and just breath. This is what this place encourages you to do as you walk its garden paths. Very relaxing and inspirational!. The grounds are well kept. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city...More

Thank johncastillo72
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a rather noisy few hours in the Science Museum this was a much needed break. Quiet paths, lovely landscaping, and it was a beautiful day. Stop at the little restaurant for a light snack and some tea.

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pretty but way too small, especially for the cost of admission. The miso soup at the restaurant was good, but the strawberry mochi mini dessert was excellent. We were dissappointed in the restrooms, had to wait due to only three stalls.

Thank Sage C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is an entrance fee to visit the garden. It's very beautiful but it was very busy and noisy the day we visited. There is a small tea cafe and a gift shop that was nice. I wouldn't say this is a must see but...More

Thank Shelly M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely trip to the Japanese tea gardens very peaceful and tranquil but at $9 each found it expensive.

Thank 87beckie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty but not really worth the price of admission. It is self guided, with no maps, contained in a small area.

Thank dinacolada001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went before 10:00 on a Wednesday, so it was free (and busy) and we really enjoyed it. There are fun architectural features, and lots of appealing little paths. The wooden arch bridge is really fun and you're allowed to walk over it (unlike the...More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited San Francisco before, we have done most of the major tourist attractions, and thought we’d do something new. I found this a disappointment . There’s very little signage to give you a sense of what plants were there – just a few explaining...More

Thank mrsstinger
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Margielyn N
March 18, 2017|
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Response from TravelerXYZ2015 | Reviewed this property |
The Cherry Blossoms are in bloom! Lovely.
Margielyn N
March 18, 2017|
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Response from norma_gordon | Reviewed this property |
No, not yet
Margielyn N
October 12, 2016|
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Response from Rick N | Reviewed this property |
October and November. Better to go see the Cherry Blossoms in April-May.