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Japanese Tea Garden

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Four-acre refuge in Golden Gate Park featuring Japanese architecture and gardens.
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Golden Gate Park, 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco, CA 94117
+1 415-752-4227
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Japanese Tea Garden, the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States located inside Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, created for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition as part of the fair’s Japanese Village exhibit. We visited it before and enjoyed again in...More

5  Thank RItraveler512
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 18, 2006

lots of walking, good scenery. if you like walking take a detour through the Golden Gate Bridge Park while you're in San Fran, and don't miss their japanese tea garden. I went in the winter, so there weren't many people (and the weather's still warm...More

6  Thank ililxkitty
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went at 9.30 am on a monday morning. We didn't realise until we arrived that entry from 9am until 10am was free every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. As we entered this very green pretty landscaped garden, we were immediately impressed by it's feeling...More

Thank HolisticGoddess
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have taken many relatives and friends to this place through the years. Sadly for some unexplained reason this garden has fallen on hard times. Paint is pealing on many of the buildings, dead dwarf maple trees lie around, the walking pathways are cracked and...More

Thank Npv4fun
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For the price of admission I was expecting a little larger place. But it was a very peaceful well maintained garden and a very nice gift shop. My big problem with the Garden is it's accessibility. While visiting there was a man in a wheel...More

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the first time visiting, but the first time with a tour guide, not affiliated with the Tea Garden. This made the visit outstanding and helped my daughter and I appreciate the cultural significance of this gem to the city of San Francisco. The history...More

Thank 665christinar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before I exited the garden I took a few steps back to take a picture of the entrance from the inside, however I was asked if I had a ticket even though I had just passed by the person doing the asking.

Thank Meander26370816298
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Near Golden Gate Bridge, it's a well maintained garden but Nothing much to see against ticket of 9$/person,

1  Thank RK7745
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t know why there are so many positive comments! Guys, seriously, have you ever been to Asia? This tea garden can hardly be called “garden”. It took about max 15 minutes to go through, the tiniest garden I’ve ever visited. And it didn’t feel...More

Thank delikatessm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was a must on my bucket list and I was not disappointed, the place just made relax more then I have in very long time. I would recommend the garden and yes I will go back.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully tendered grounds with the most quaint tea garden in the middle of it. I took my parents there and they absolutely loved it. Every plot was so perfectly thought out in its arrangement, it took some time to take it all in. Just beautiful

Thank Debra H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While the gardens were nice and well maintained, they were only small and not all exactly like a Japanese garden. We expected to see hand maintained bonsai and well manicured gardens, given that you have to pay for entry I wouldn’t recommend a visit here...More

1  Thank Tobes35
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Lorraine G
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Response from opaguioth | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so!
April 23, 2018|
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Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
The tea garden would be a beautiful place to pop the question. Especially on a day where the weather is cooperative. I would recommend staying away from the tea room and look for one of the more remote and beautiful areas... More
February 24, 2018|
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Response from Paul H | Reviewed this property |
Trip Advisor has the wrong address and map shown on here. The Japanese Tea Garden is definitely located in Golden Gate Park, right next to the De Young Museum. The full address is 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco... More