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Japanese Tea Garden

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
  • Sergio L.
    "One of the best Japanese Gardens I've been to."(6 Tips)
    Megan S.
    "Free entry before 10am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays."(5 Tips)
    Nigel F.
    "Go early on mon weds or fri 9-10am for free admission."(4 Tips)
    Lillian Y.
    "A small beautiful and peaceful space within the Golden Gate Park."(20 Tips)
169 Tips and reviews
  • tea
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  • quiet
  • green tea
  • free entry
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  • Robert W.
    Robert W3 weeks ago
    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
    Free entry at 9:00 a.m. on M, W and F
  • Julia K.
    Julia KateSeptember 14
    Stunning! Lovely and calm! Well worth the $8 entry.
  • Elisabetta D.
    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
    Showing its age these days. Still enjoyable.
  • Secil S.
    Small, beautiful garden. They have nice tea. Be careful not to tremble!
  • Cristina
    CristinaJune 29
  • Salvador A.
    Is almost impossible for people in wheelchairs :(
  • Tiffany L.
    Worth the $8 admission fee
  • Natalie K.
    Natalie KJune 13
    Really beautiful Japanese garden. The tea house is really cute, but the line is HUGE.
  • Lisa V.
    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
    Not a free attraction!
  • Liliane B.
    This is a beautiful garden!
  • Andrew D.
    A must see while you are at golden gate park
  • David H.
    David HeiserApril 17
    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.
    Jaw dropping form every angle.
  • Jess L.
    Jess LApril 1
    Great during the week when it's less crowded.
  • Omkar K.
    Omkar KurodeMarch 28
  • Mikahla V.
    Mikahla VicinoFebruary 17
    Check out the koi.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BFebruary 8
    Very peaceful, beautiful spot. Small but charming. Not sure it's totally worth the money but do it once.
  • Jade L.
    Jade LoyzagaJanuary 31
    Udon noodles was a nice treat
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaJanuary 25
    $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...
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