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Japanese Tea Gardens

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3800 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212-3170
+1 210-559-3148
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“koi fish” (53 reviews)
“old quarry” (37 reviews)
“rock quarry” (34 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3800 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212-3170
Uptown Broadway
+1 210-559-3148
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Reviewed yesterday

We were taken to the Japanese Tea Gardens while on a tour of San Antonio. We really enjoyed looking at the construction of the gardens and walking the paths throughout the gardens. The gardens are set in an old quarry, and those who constructed the...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent 1 hour in morning walking on rocky paths at this beautiful spot. Definitely recommend it! Limited shade and steep paths for visit in hot temperatures and for people with limited mobility.

Thank sandramail63
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The gardens are beautiful. Enjoyed a nice walk, saw the pretty waterfall, koi and turtles. Not a large garden but worth the visit and it is free. The old quarry buildings are still there and would be nice if they were restored and were setup...More

Thank CoMemaw
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Rented some bikes downtown and biked all the way here. On second thought, that probably wasn't the best idea. It was a little further than we thought, it was hot, when we got there there were tons of stairs, then you walk all around the...More

1  Thank dancingbelle47
Reviewed 5 days ago

These gardens are very unusual, if not unique, in the U.S. Follow the winding paths down into the old limestone quarry converted into a Japanese Tea Garden in the early 1900s and enjoy the ponds with Koi fish, the flower gardens, the overhanging trees and...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 6 days ago

This site that was once home to a quarry and cement plant was transformed into a beautiful tea garden. The history of the site, which is described in historical markers in the garden, makes you appreciate the gardens even more.

Thank journeysavannah
Reviewed 6 days ago

This tea garden is connected to the botanical gardens which is a must see....waterfalls, bridges- just gorgeous...

Thank cc4cats
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I ALWAYS bring visiting family and friends to the Sunken Gardens. It remind's me of Alice in Wonderland! There are trails that go up and down and all around! There is even a waterfall. You'll be surrounded by beautiful plant's flowers & Koi fish! By...More

Thank Sofo32
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful, quiet spot and did I mention it is free? You can walk almost all the way to the Gardens from the central River Walk area; the last mile or so is off the River Walk so take a map or have a useful...More

Thank CocZamudio
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place on a Saturday. It was very busy and there were a lot of people getting photographs taken- so that was kind of a pain because by walking through the garden, we kept having to interrupt their sessions. I've been to many...More

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Beth S
Is this a place I can bring a picnic too? Are there spots that my kids could sit and eat?
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Hazel668 | Reviewed this property |
Best to call the place for picnics. There are small cafes for eating.
how far is it from central San Antonio/river walk
February 6, 2017|
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Response from hrider602016 | Reviewed this property |
It is not in walking distance but a short taxi ride.
Denise S
Is it good to go in February? Or just sad and no green at all?
January 25, 2017|
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Response from Mike N | Reviewed this property |
Anytime is worth a visit.