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Japanese Tea Garden

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Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
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  • This garden is famous for their tea. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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    "There are certain days with free admissions."(5 Tips)
    Sergio L.
    "One of the best Japanese Gardens I've been to."(4 Tips)
    Lillian Y.
    "A small beautiful and peaceful space within the Golden Gate Park."(21 Tips)
    Enterartedf
    "Take the time to drink a cup of tea in this beautiful place"(43 Tips)
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  • Amanda B.
    Amanda Brooke1 week ago
    get here before 10 am for free admission! check out the koi in the pond and the cute store with trinkets
  • Johann D.
    Gift shop and tea house.
  • Brian I.
    Brian IbarraAugust 23
    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.
    Tea is delicious, and ice cream, try it, it's different and delicious
  • Beyza T.
    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.
    Upvoted Aug 18
  • 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
    Beautiful!
  • 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
    Overrated.
  • 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)
  • Katarina K.
    Katarina KatsmaAugust 18, 2015
    One of the worst people I have ever met. Just walking up to the counter he had the worst attitude. And when I asked him why he was being so inappropriate, his attitude doubled ten fold.
  • Mohammad H.
    Mohammad HijaziAugust 11, 2015
    Love it! Had a Matcha tea and Edamame, they were divine!
  • Jeff J.
    Jeff JenkinsAugust 3, 2015
    It's really small and expensive compared to the botanical gardens across the street
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KJuly 25, 2015
    Skip this spot in favor of the botanical gardens, which are larges, more serene, and less crowded.
  • Kim B.
    Kim BarryJuly 21, 2015
    Atmosphere. Buddha, koi pond, bridges.
  • Candid Cuisine
    Candid CuisineJune 25, 2015
    For a different view of SF, check out Japanese Tea Garden
  • Jason N.
    Jason NewbergJune 24, 2015
    Pretty I guess, but cost $8 to get in...small selection of tea and small snacks.
  • Néstor
    NéstorJune 11, 2015
    Expensive ($8) and small, but it's really beautifil. Each corner deserves a picture. Be sure to bring your camera.
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RobinsonJune 2, 2015
    The garden is a gorgeous place to walk through.
  • D
    DMay 26, 2015
    Zen. There are certain days with free admissions.
  • Scott F.
    Scott FisherApril 28, 2015
    There is a small fee for entrance
  • Catherine M.
    Catherine M. 🍷April 19, 2015
    FREE admission Mon/Wed/Fri before 10am
  • Rayna
    RaynaMarch 22, 2015
    Beautiful, quiet garden. A wonderful romantic place for a morning walk.
  • Steven W.
    Steven WallerMarch 14, 2015
    So beautiful and doesn't take long...
  • Lily
    LilyMarch 4, 2015
    Beautiful garden with this cool extra high bridge you have to climb to get on top
  • Robert Andrew F.
    Robert Andrew FerrerFebruary 12, 2015
    Well worth the visit! It's a very relaxing place to go.
  • Roua A.
    Roua AsFebruary 11, 2015
    Excellent view 👍🍃
  • Kirstie O.
    Kirstie O'DonnellJanuary 15, 2015
    Had fun exploring this quirky wee garden in the park. Interesting history also. All the fish died when SF changed water supply and regenerating population now that apparently live up to 100 years.
  • Jonathan
    JonathanJanuary 7, 2015
    Quite and relaxing. Good for an afternoon walk.
  • Myriam B.
    Myriam BoutinDecember 24, 2014
    Great place to drink Japanese tea.
  • Max L.
    Max LesinDecember 17, 2014
    Awesome place ;)
  • Sherry R.
    Sherry RenDecember 15, 2014
    Pretty and nice little store inside.
  • ❀✿ YIᑎG ✿❀
    ❀✿ YIᑎG ✿❀November 21, 2014
    Beautiful and serene garden. Great place to take a walk. The matcha isn't worth it though.
  • Karsten M.
    Karsten McVayOctober 12, 2014
    Beautiful and quiet, but crowded on weekends. Go MWF 9-10 am to get free entry!
  • Lillian Y.
    Lillian YoungSeptember 27, 2014
    A small beautiful and peaceful space within the Golden Gate Park. Go in the morning to avoid the noise.
  • Hanan Bint Hamzah !
    Hanan Bint Hamzah !September 24, 2014
    A must to visit beautiful, peaceful & calm as Japanese people Experience the aroma & taste of green tea, Sencha & nuts tarts delightful Dont miss the fun discovering the wisdom in their fortune cookie
  • Ted G.
    Ted GoochSeptember 13, 2014
    Very peaceful here! SF Residents get discounted entry fee
  • Amy L.
    Amy Le RoiAugust 1, 2014
    It's very beautiful here. If you're looking to take lots of pictures without tons of people and screaming children in your way, you want to get there right when it opens at 9am.
  • Leticia C.
    Leticia CaltranJune 17, 2014
    Beautiful garden
  • George C.
    George ChaoJune 9, 2014
    City tour guide sometimes has tours here. A good way to understand the history here. And it's free!
  • Anders B.
    Anders BorchMay 27, 2014
    On one hand they are rude. On the other hand they are slow
  • Giorgia P.
    Giorgia PallaroApril 26, 2014
    Wonderful place to relax and take pictures
  • Vickie C.
    Vickie ChandlerMarch 27, 2014
    The Genmaicha tea was great with cookies!
  • Alex P.
    Alex PrthMarch 14, 2014
    If U r not afraid of trying something new.Take with Ur Tea a Green Tea Pastry (Mochi, think is the name) & if they runned out of it (bcse delicious) take the Red Bean. Enjoy the flavors, view, zen!
  • Ashok B.
    Ashok BalaFebruary 2, 2014
    Not again.. So small and expensive for a small garden
  • Jessie W.
    Jessie WuJanuary 13, 2014
    Beautiful and exquisite! Perfect place to go on weekend if you want a sweet escape. Definitely try the tea and small bites while appreciate the amazing landscape!
  • Rēndy W.
    Rēndy WēnDecember 28, 2013
    Okay... But not for a second time.. The old@man at the counter beed to learn how to smile
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LDecember 7, 2013
    Wow! Flawless garden!! Very peaceful place. (They close early during winter season.)
  • María Francisca T.
    To expensive....
  • Carolina M.
    Carolina MoreiraSeptember 25, 2013
    Beautiful sightseeings, gorgeous landscapes, love Japanese culture :D
  • Todd R.
    Todd RezsnyakSeptember 23, 2013
    Get there early and get in free. Probably not worth $7 otherwise.
  • Taner T.
    Taner TopaçAugust 30, 2013
    Fascinating place!
  • Jesus D.
    Jesus DominguezAugust 24, 2013
    Its 7 dlls for the entrance, they only take cash, but you can take a very tiny sneak peak right in the entrance
  • Jason C.
    Jason ChenierAugust 16, 2013
    Enjoy a cup of Japanese tea.
  • Karim S.
    Karim SroujiAugust 16, 2013
    Beautiful hidden spot at Golden Gate Park!
  • VeronicaEM
    VeronicaEMAugust 7, 2013
    Awesome garden!!!
  • Erik A.
    Erik AnkromAugust 6, 2013
    Free entry on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, before 10am. $7/adult otherwise if you're a non-resident. $5 for SF residents. Not sure if it's worth the $7, hit up the free times if you can.
  • Pablo C.
    Pablo CruiseJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    It's worth the cover charge.
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RosarioJuly 20, 2013
    Smaller than I remember bur still very nice place. Curious when most of the flowers bloom.
  • Firecat L.
    Firecat LionessJune 27, 2013
    You have to try the Green Tea cheesecake! amazing- not cheap and pretty small but worthit!!!
  • Mishell P.
    Mishell PaulinoJune 19, 2013
    Come here to relax -- a retreat within a retreat (in SF GG Park).
  • stephanie c.
    From the koi ponds to the architecture and the Buddha statue, the Japanese Tea Garden is one of the most serene places to visit in the city.
  • Amanda N.
    Amanda NatividadMay 11, 2013
    Get the Jasmine tea. Really floral and fragrant - a nice, relaxing treat!
  • Adam G.
    Adam GreenbaumApril 7, 2013
    By far, one of the best things I have ever experienced. This made our anniversary trip. I absolutely recommend you go do this, take photos and drink tea. Ask me about it on Twitter - @Greenbaumer
  • Matt
    MattApril 5, 2013
    You can actually have tea as well.
  • Esra G.
    Japonya'ya giderseniz böyle yerler çok göreceksiniz imajı veren yemyeşil bir bahçe. Giriş 8 usd yani Amerika vatandaşı değilseniz.tabi içinde bir Japanese tea ve hayallere dalın ☺️Mükemmel yer🙏🏻💫
  • Ece👑
    Ece👑March 20
    Amazing💙💙💙
  • Luis Felipe R.
    Muy bonito, vale mucho la pena y lo recorres rápido, una hora cuanto mucho
  • Susana A.
    Susana AscencioDecember 6, 2016
    El estado de animo te cambia automáticamente al entrar
  • Guilherme 梅.
    Guilherme 梅田October 29, 2016
    Um dos melhores lugares do Golden Gate Park. Alguns horários específicos a entrada é gratuita. Normalmente são 8 doletas! Ótimas chances de boas fotos, tem um casinha de chá e uma lojinha tbem.
  • Tuğba
    TuğbaJune 4, 2016
    san franciscoda gidilecek en güzel bahçe, yeşil çay içerken japonyada hissedeceksiniz.
  • tasteeverything
    tasteeverythingApril 19, 2016
    Si vas corto de lana, te lo puedes ahorrar, es muy bonito, pero no espectacular.
  • Izabella
    IzabellaJanuary 26, 2016
    Um lugar super agradável, depois de conhecer o lugar aproveite para tomar um chá, comer alguma coisa ou passar na lojinha. O sorvete de chá verde é uma delicia.
  • Svetlana A.
    Svetlana ArtemyevaDecember 24, 2015
    Маленькое уютное местечко)
  • Beyhan D.
    Beyhan DoganSeptember 29, 2015
    Şehirden biraz uzaklaşıp kafa dinlemek için süper insanın japonyaya gidesi geliyor
  • Abogado O.
    Abogado OsorioAugust 17, 2015
    Caro y pequeño.
  • Hallebeek
    HallebeekJune 9, 2015
    Eeeeeeeequis y cuesta $8
  • Hendrik G.
    Hendrik GebhardtJune 6, 2015
    Unbedingt den freien Eintritt nutzen und früh da sein, um Fotos im relativ leeren Park schießen zu können. Ansonsten ist der Eintritt für das gebotene recht hoch.
  • Natalia C.
    Natalia CaballeroApril 17, 2015
    Me parecio muy pequeño. La entrada es $6 para residentes
  • Gregorio P.
    Gregorio PatiñoMarch 21, 2015
    muy bonito, no deje de tomar te con algún bocadillo.. son deliciosos
  • Cagla A.
    Cagla Aktay TopelMarch 17, 2015
    Harika bir yer,mutlaka görün
  • Sasha T.
    Sasha TkachenkoJanuary 7, 2015
    Вход стоит $8, но, если представить, сколько труда вложено в это живописнейшее место, этих денег абсолютно не жалко. Обязательно выпейте чаю в их кафе. Для перекуса есть хороший мисо.
  • Lilian O.
    Lilian OchoaDecember 29, 2014
    Lindo, cobran 8 dls por entrada
  • David B.
    David BernalNovember 25, 2014
    Imprescindible probar los tés que cultivan en el jardín propio.
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroAugust 25, 2014
    Lugar bonito e tranquilo.
  • Алексей Г.
    Красивый сад. Один из лучших японских садов которые я видел. Можно выпить чашку зеленого чая наслаждаясь прекрасным видом.
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