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Japanese Tea Garden: Tours & Tickets

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Four-acre refuge in Golden Gate Park featuring Japanese architecture and gardens.
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Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94117
Martin Luther King Square
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This garden is beautiful to walk through. It's serene and peaceful. I was able to capture some wonderful pictures because there was perfect weather on the day I went.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 271elleb
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I visited during a hop on hop off bus tour. We had been here before some years ago, with our son, and quite enjoyed it then. As senior citizen visitors we paid $7 each. If you were going to stay for some...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TauntonBob
Reviewed 3 days ago

Even with abundant tourism, this place still shows its zen and tranquility. Worth the visit in the middle of San Francisco city’s hustle and bustle. The garden is small and shows lack of care. Hope they’ll put in more care.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank slh2012
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful gardens and a nice tranquil place to enjoy a nice hot cup of tea. Despise being in the city. Make sure to bring your walking shoes and to be patient. Sometimes depending on what time of year you go the lines tend to get...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jennessyhennessy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Located in the surprisingly large Golden Gate park, across from the California Museum of Natural History, this Japanese garden is beautifully maintained and exudes a quiet sense of peace. From dwarf trees to koi ponds to a small tea house, the experience is tranquil and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 226herbi
Reviewed 1 week ago

10 USD dollars entrance fee - 10 bucs is not much money but in this case i felt scammed. It is not worth the money at all. Me and my fiance went around the park literally in 10 mins and we thought we just cant...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Denisa B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Japanese garden is my all time favorite! During this visit, we went to the Tea House and enjoyed a lovely snack with a fabulous view. It appears that the food is all prepared in advance, so service is very quick. We tried the fresh...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CLPope
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent price for the garden which was $9 not so much for parking which was $12. I love going to places where you feel like you're in an entirely different country and its practically just around the corner!

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Spledidferstuff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The garden looks awesome but you need to pay 9$ for ticket (and a 3-6 more if you want a tea) i think its cost too much but if you love the japanese culture you can enjoy it

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank itay g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This spot in Golden Gate Park has more than a tea pavilion. You'll find a well-stocked tea themed gift shop, a historical connection to the Japanese and WWII (if you read the brass markers), many koi including a unique "silver" one, good growth of trees...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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6 May 2019|
Response from TMenon | Reviewed this property |
While I cannot confirm this for certain, I understand The Tea House at Japanese tea Garden currently offers six kinds of tea: Jasmine, Sencha, HojiCha, Genmaicha, Green and the traditional tea used in ceremonies, Matcha. I... More
27 July 2018|
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Response from Stellan D | Reviewed this property |
At the right time of the year, yes
23 April 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