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Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco

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Originally constructed in 1894 for the World's Fair, Japanese Tea Garden represents the oldest garden of its kind in the country--a mainstay of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Spread out over 2 hectares (5 acres), the garden features quaint bridges, traditional pagodas, stone pathways, koi ponds, and scores of plants and foliage native to Japan. You'll find that the garden lives up to its namesake as well: Stop for a cup of traditional Japanese brew at the on-site tea house. The gift shop offers different blends and tea sets, along with all of the accompanying ceramic wares. Arrange to visit Japanese Tea Garden and other attractions in San Francisco using our San Francisco route maker site.
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  • This is a delight any time of the year. It is authentic and well-maintained, and a nice tribute to the community that has been here for a long time. 
    This is a delight any time of the year. It is authentic and well-maintained, and a nice tribute to the community that has been here for a long time.  more »
  • I went to Japanese Tea Garden on Friday (11/19/21) around 9 to 10am; although it has light drizzle. It made this visit even more memorable. The garden is about 5 acres and very well maintained with... 
    I went to Japanese Tea Garden on Friday (11/19/21) around 9 to 10am; although it has light drizzle. It made this visit even more memorable. The garden is about 5 acres and very well maintained with...  more »
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  • Very nice scenery. It is peaceful and relaxing. It does cost $9 for adult admission, however, which is probably a bit overpriced for the size of the place and how long it takes to go through the place. We were there for about 40 minutes, although you could probably spend more time there if you wanted-- especially if you spend some time in the outdoor cafe area. Also, it's worth noting that since the gardens are within Golden Gate Park, there are very places nearby that offer great scenery and tranquility that are free (but will require more effort to get to).
  • This place was awesome! They offer free admission if you enter before a certain time. The park it's located in was a nice walk while we waited for them to open. The gardens are so nice. There are a lot of cool buildings, a restaurant and gift shops. It's so peaceful and beautiful

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