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Japanese Tea Garden
Today 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
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Golden Gate Park 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr San Francisco, CA 94118
75 Hagiwara Tea Garden DriveUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94118
Garden, Tourist AttractionToday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmTuesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
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Popular gardens with a Japanese teahouse & narrow paths winding past koi ponds, pagodas & a bridge.- Google
"Very zen and calm environment."
"Such beautiful scenery made me never want to leave."
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Michael Giskin
a month ago
If you like nature and/or Asian culture, this is the place for you! Located in centrally in Golden Gate Park walking distance from both the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences, this place is a must for anyone visiting San Francisco, especially if you're already exploring Golden Gate Park. Of course all the foliage is kept perfect and the year round cool weather is perfect this kind of place, but what doesn't make the Japanese Tea Garden perfect is the huge amount of tourists (including myself) who come in in such large numbers (especially in the summer when I was there) which makes the whole experience less "zen," but it's understandable. They have this cool bridge that is so steep that you practically have to climb up to the top and then climb down. It's like a bridge/ladder hybrid - and yes, it's a good photo op. I love animals so having the Koi fish is a nice addition to the bodies of water throughout the garden. They have a good selection of souvenirs in the gift shop and I didn't eat at the restaurant but it was very crowded.
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John Porner
in the last week
Very disappointing. The lack of care in tending this garden has obviously been not happening for a long time. All the trees and once beautiful shrubs and Japanese style bushes were almost unrecognizable. Most of all, the over 100 year old, once beautiful pagoda is so deteriorated that it looks to be on the verge of collapsing. Starting with the surly cashier who I paid $16 admission for my wife and I, it was a truly unpleasant experience.
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Candela Fernandez
2 months ago
The SFO garden is not just one but several gardens rolled into one. It is a nice place to go to unwind, relax or get lost in any of the different gardens, the sand zen garden, ponds with huge fish, falls, etc. Entrance tickets is 8 $ so to make it worthi it is best to take your time to explore each garden, sit and enjoy everyone of them as well as reading all the info they have of the different treasure. They have a huge drum bridge, a gift shop and a tea house. Portland Japanese garden is still muy favourite one but this one is also beatiful and closer :-)
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Dennis Cao
3 months ago
This is a very serene and picturesque garden within the Golden State Park. It was great to stop by and take a rest while drinking some warm maccha tea and a few mochi. The mochi you get here are not the frozen ice cream variety, but rather little blocks served at room temperature with dusted sugar on top. They have about half a dozen mochi flavors offered; it's a shame that a single order comes with 5 so you don't get to try them all unless you order double.
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Emma C.
2 weeks ago
Serene and gorgeous! It's noth that big, but I stayed in the garden for about an hour. The gift shop is lovely & the women working inside are very kind. As for the nature, there is an abundant variety of plants ranging from bamboo to irises to evergreens. Amongst the wildlife I spotted was koi fish, squirrels, and even a bluejay! Overall this garden might have been my favorite stop from my trip to San Francisco!
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Dimple Ravuri
a month ago
If you go anywhere near the Golden Gate Park or Lands End, this place needs to be on your list of things to do! The most amazing scenery (totally worth the $8) and the tea and finger foods were amazing! Perfect spot to relax from your hectic vacation!
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Lisa Le
3 months ago
I went here with my boyfriend and was so pleasantly surprised by this place. Such beautiful scenery made me never want to leave. They have a cool little cafe in the middle where you can get snacks and such like mochi. I wish I could live here... Lol
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Alex Whitney
in the last week
Awesome place with amazing tea, cool landscape and friendly people