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Japanese Tea Garden

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
  • Go here. Experience the tea. It's worth it.
  • Sergio L.
    "One of the best Japanese Gardens I've been to."(5 Tips)
    "There are certain days with free admissions."(5 Tips)
    Lillian Y.
    "A small beautiful and peaceful space within the Golden Gate Park."(21 Tips)
    "Take the time to drink a cup of tea in this beautiful place"(44 Tips)
184 Tips and reviews
  • tea
  • gardens
  • quiet
  • green tea
  • free admission
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  • Cody L.
    Cody L.6 days ago
    This is the oldest public Japanese garden in the country!
  • Brittany S.
    Brittany Sübers3 weeks ago
    It’s a tourist trap. $9 to get in unless your license says San Francisco on it. They don’t accept any other proof.
  • Aycan
    AycanDecember 3, 2017
    Amazing garden and ambience!
  • Zhanna
    ZhannaOctober 28, 2017
    Nice place, quite and serene. Not much to see, but still
  • H K.
    H KOctober 23, 2017
    It's a small, serene garden with a cute tea shop.
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BrookeSeptember 12, 2017
    get here before 10 am for free admission! check out the koi in the pond and the cute store with trinkets
  • Johann D.
    Johann D'SouzaAugust 26, 2017
    Gift shop and tea house.
  • Brian I.
    Brian IbarraAugust 23, 2017
    Absolutely beautiful and peaceful place and excellent spot for jogging and walking to pass along the time
  • Đorđe G.
    If there aren't many tourists, this is a peaceful and tranquil place to clear your mind 🌸
  • Lía S.
    Lía SánchezJune 27, 2017
    Tea is delicious, and ice cream, try it, it's different and delicious
  • Beyza T.
    Beyza TaranJune 14, 2017
    Healing garden🙏
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ ODecember 31, 2016
    Get in free with your San Francisco Public Library card, check the SFPL library for a pass.
  • Ahmet D.
    Ahmet DouasNovember 12, 2016
    A little oasis hidden in a beautiful park
  • Seth M.
    Seth McCombsNovember 1, 2016
    The atmosphere of the garden is wonderful. It's relaxing and mellow, take a walk for an hour and look at all the koi and trees. Sip some tea and take some home from the gift shop!
  • Robert W.
    Robert WOctober 2, 2016
    Nice place to be contemplative. It is a bit small for the $8 entrance fee; but, if you like well-crafted gardens, this one is nice.
  • Ricardo L.
    Ricardo LucianoSeptember 17, 2016
    Free entry at 9:00 a.m. on M, W and F
  • Julia K.
    Julia KateSeptember 14, 2016
    Stunning! Lovely and calm! Well worth the $8 entry.
  • Elisabetta D.
    Elisabetta Di RedaAugust 7, 2016
    Not worth the ticket. Tiny Japanese garden with a gift shop and a tea & coffee place inside. Ordered a miso soup and Edamame, neither was good. Very disappointing.
  • James T.
    James TJuly 9, 2016
    Showing its age these days. Still enjoyable.
  • Secil S.
    Secil SansevenJuly 7, 2016
    Small, beautiful garden. They have nice tea. Be careful not to tremble!
  • Cristina
    CristinaJune 29, 2016
  • Salvador A.
    Salvador AguilarJune 23, 2016
    Is almost impossible for people in wheelchairs :(
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LopinskyJune 17, 2016
    Worth the $8 admission fee
  • Natalie K.
    Natalie KJune 13, 2016
    Really beautiful Japanese garden. The tea house is really cute, but the line is HUGE.
  • Lisa V.
    Lisa VangorderJune 6, 2016
    Small but nice garden. The Tea house was the same and allowed you to sit and relax while enjoying the view.
  • A S.
    A SMay 30, 2016
    Not a free attraction!
  • Liliane B.
    Liliane BorbaMay 27, 2016
    This is a beautiful garden!
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DantoMay 21, 2016
    A must see while you are at golden gate park
  • David H.
    David HeiserApril 17, 2016
    Try to go on a weekday so it's not so crowded. Hard to really find peace with a billion people posing for pics everywhere.
  • Victor M.
    Victor MarquezApril 8, 2016
    Jaw dropping form every angle.
  • Jess L.
    Jess LApril 1, 2016
    Great during the week when it's less crowded.
  • Omkar K.
    Omkar KurodeMarch 28, 2016
  • Mikahla V.
    Mikahla VicinoFebruary 17, 2016
    Check out the koi.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BFebruary 8, 2016
    Very peaceful, beautiful spot. Small but charming. Not sure it's totally worth the money but do it once.
  • Jade L.
    Jade LoyzagaJanuary 31, 2016
    Udon noodles was a nice treat
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaJanuary 25, 2016
    $6 for sf residents, $8 for nonresidents.
  • Steven M.
    Steven MansillaDecember 9, 2015
    Classic and traditional oriental garden, beautiful and peaceful.
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CoronaDecember 2, 2015
    Totally worth it! The garden is extraordinary!
  • Khaled H.
    Khaled HijabNovember 21, 2015
    This is a gem in the heart of SF. Come here for a Zen walk around the garden and end your trip with some authentic jasmine tea prepared with perfection. Light lunch options are also served here.
  • Jack P.
    Jack PhamNovember 14, 2015
    It was smaller than I thought it would be.
  • Enterartedf
    EnterartedfNovember 14, 2015
    Take the time to drink a cup of tea in this beautiful place
  • Fi V.
    Fi VeiNovember 12, 2015
    Nice garden really well maintained... Highly recommendable for an afternoon walk. Take a lot of photos!
  • Laura S.
    Laura ShumNovember 9, 2015
    Really nice if you have the chance to check it out
  • Sandy E.
    Sandy Eichem RichterOctober 21, 2015
    Peaceful, serene, a lovely morning stroll.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BanuchiSeptember 30, 2015
    Bring a GoPro with underwater housing and stick it in the water to film the coy fish. Don't think this is allowed but who cares !
  • Turkish Airlines
    Turkish AirlinesSeptember 29, 2015
    Located inside the Golden Gate Park is the Japanese Tea Garden! The stunning garden will offer you the opportunity to experience harmony and beauty in the heart of San Francisco.
  • Sergio L.
    Sergio LopezSeptember 28, 2015
    One of the best Japanese Gardens I've been to. Definitely stop by here of you're visiting SF.
  • Faris A.
    Faris AltorkiSeptember 16, 2015
    You have to try the Jasmen tea 😍
  • Charlotte A.
    Charlotte AnderssonSeptember 9, 2015
    Make sure to get something in the cafe - the iced green tea is perfect.
  • Yulia D.
    Yulia DzhebrailovaAugust 19, 2015
    Wednesdays 9:00-10:00 free admission (free gorgeous tour at 9:30)
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