Located in Golden Gate Park, this garden is a marvel of the landscape architect's art. This traditional Japanese garden ... More
Japanese Tea Garden
Located in Golden Gate Park, this garden is a marvel of the landscape architect's art. This traditional Japanese garden covers five acres. Several paths take guests by an authentic pagoda, a monumental Buddha, and a miniature waterfall over an acutely arched bridge that no kid can resist. Overlooking the gardens, a koi-filled pond rests beside a Japanese-style tea house, which is covered with a cascade of wisteria in the spring. The gift shop sells souvenirs with a Japanese flair.
It was a neat place. You can find free parking and if you have been in the city for a while, I can understand enjoying this. Neither of us drink tee, so we did not experience that aspect. The grounds are nice, but if you have a backyard, your landscaping may be better. We do not believe in the Zen mumbo jumbo, so this was pretty much a waste of time. You cannot get near any of the old Japanese buildings, so that was somewhat disappointing also.
it was waaay too crowded the day i went. instead of it being a peaceful garden, kids were running around everywhere and it was difficult to take pictures. Portland's japanese gardens are nicer, though not as big.
Visited in Sept 07. There was a wedding party using the tea house so we weren't even able to get in that section.(It wasn't a Japanese wedding either) It should've been closed to others. There is a minimal charge $4 on certain days and other days it is free, which we didn't find out until we got there. Supposed to be a lot of Koi in ponds, only saw two.
Would not recommend to others. Waste of time.
i did like the tea garden i thought it would be bigger but it was a nice site to see the garden is very beutiful and gives you a taste of another culture that many of us may never see if not for places like the tea garden it is great for people who love flowers and true beauty
It's very exotic and fresh looking place with waterfalls, fish and miniature trees.
Lot's of fun for kids, and refreshing shadow
for parents. Even though the price is 3.50 its worth the time and money, and a souvenir
store is just great, tons of eastern calendars and charms and other gifts.
Great part of a Golden Gate park.
Don't forget some water and your hat.
I loved the beautiful gardens! The flowers, the gazebos, the streams with bridges! It was all so meticulously put together in a wonderful way. I clumsily fell off a bridge and skinned my knee... but it was well worth it!
I am a born San Francisco child with a whole lot of good memories of the city by the sea.
I remember the Japanese Gardens as a beautiful peacefull and serene garden to visit with many flowers and a bridge so outstanding to walk over and the fish & look into the water below. This visit was my very first field trip in Kindergarten in the 50's and to this day the thought of this lovely place has not faded from my mind still. I will go soon again.
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