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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Vino

Tea Garden

Updated: May 17, 2023

The Japanese Tea Garden is a popular tourist destination located in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Originally built as a Japanese Village for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition, the garden has since been transformed into a traditional Japanese-style garden complete with a koi pond, bridges, and carefully pruned trees and shrubs. providing you with a experience of natural beauty, tranquility and harmony all in the heart of San Fran.

Visitors can enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the teahouse, where matcha tea and traditional sweets are served. The garden also features a variety of seasonal blooms, including cherry blossoms in the spring and chrysanthemums in the fall. With its serene atmosphere and beautiful surroundings, the Japanese Tea Garden is a must visit. Best time is between March and April, giving you a chance to see the cherry blossoms that are blooming. More than breathtaking, to say the least!

Things to know

  • Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

  • $14 (February-November). $12 (December-January). $16 (Weekends year-round)

  • Youth $7 (12-17). Child $3 (5-11). Free children under 5.

  • Free for San Francisco Residents, Veterans, and Gardens of Golden Gate Park Members.

  • Spring Hours (March- October) 9am-6pm

  • Fall-Winter Hours (November-February) 9am-5pm.

  • FREE HOUR 9am-10am. Monday, Wednesday, Friday.


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