Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco

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75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco, CA 94118 (415) 668-0909

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    japanes tea garden

    by dila Updated Jun 27, 2003

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    it was a beatiful garden.
    The tea garden began as a 1894 World's Fair Exhibit called the Japanese Village created by Baron Makoto Hagiwara.
    Tea Garden opening hours: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Tea House opening hours: 10 am-5:15 pm
    Admission $3.50.
    more pictures see travelogue.

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    The Japanese Tea Garden

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 26, 2003

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    The Japanese Tea Garden is a lovingly landscaped garden and teahouse developed by the Hagiwara family for the Midwinter Fair of 1894. In April the cherry trees are in bloom but it is popular to enjoy at any time.
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    Tea, Anyone?

    by kacooke Written Apr 21, 2003

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    Hey guys, if you have a girlfriend or wife, take her on a date to the Japanese Tea Garden within the Golden Gate Park. She'll enjoy walking among the beautiful flowers, trees, streams, and pagodas. Oh yeah, and don't forget to sit down for your afternoon tea.

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    Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park

    by bellatrix Updated Apr 19, 2003

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    The Japanese tea garden is perhaps the nicest once in America. It's definitely the highlight of a visit to the Golden Gate park, and was one of the highlights of my entire trip! It was quiet and serene... and with lovely scenery to take in. The garden is 4 acres and is landscaped with bridges, walks, pond, miniature waterfalls, statuary and pagodas. The garden is most spectacular in spring when the cherry trees bloom.

    The teahouse, which has been the focus of the garden since 1894, offers a wonderful spot to sit quietly with a cup of tea and reflect on the beauty of your surroundings. The simple menu includes a selection of teas (jasmine, green, oolong or iced) as well as standard soft drinks. All drinks are served with a complementary bowl of cookies (almond, sesame seed and fortune) and rice crackers. To complete the mood, the waitresses wear kimonos. Tea service is $2.50 per person.

    The Japanese Tea Garden is open daily from 8:30 AM to 6 PM. Adult admission is $3.50; $1.25 for children and seniors. Facilities include a gift shop near the teahouse and restrooms near the gate to the tea garden.

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    Japanese Tea Garden

    by Skibbe Written Jan 2, 2003

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    A colorful and serene garden that was as beautiful as those I saw on my trips to Japan. Also has a tea house and gift shop. It gets crowded so morning is best. The Asian Art Museum is listed with it in guidebooks but it has recently moved.

    Pagoda in the Japanese Tea Garden

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    Japanese Garden

    by solopes Updated Sep 15, 2014

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    Wonderful garden, small, but well conceived and decorated.

    Fernanda was feeling sick, and that "helped" us to shorten the visit, otherwise I think we would still be there.

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    Lovely & Calm place

    by MarioPortugal Written Jun 10, 2006

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    Lovely place. The Japanese Tea Garden is one of the most beautiful places in San Francisco. A must-see for any visitor.

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    Enter Another World

    by PorkTeriyaki Written May 1, 2006

    Enter here & you leave behind the world you know. Here is a world that is so beautiful & peaceful you'd want to live here always.

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    Pretty Tea Garden

    by tracymg Written Jul 16, 2005

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    The Japanese Tea garden was very pretty and well maintained. It is a nice walk around and very relaxing. There was a good souvenir shop too.

    Well worth visiting. Another good photo opportunity.

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    Japanese tea garden

    by brmi Written Jan 27, 2005

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    This is Japanese garden. We were there for half an hour. It isn't very big, but when you step inside it is like you step in Japan. It is really peacefull and kindy.

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    GOLDEN GATE PARK-JAPANESE TEA GARDEN

    by Sandi-2004 Updated Oct 25, 2004

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    The Japanese Tea Garden is a favorite in GG Park. It's quite beautiful and relaxing. You can take a tea break surrounded by lovely foliage and trickling brooks.

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    Japanese Tea Garden

    by SFHulaGIrl Written Feb 28, 2004

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    The Japanese Tea Garden is located in Golden Gate Park. You can actually have tea there, too -- for a nominal fee, of course, in addition to the other nominal entrance fee!!

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    visit the beautiful Japanese Tea Garden

    by kazander Updated Feb 11, 2004

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    For a small fee you can enter the Japanese Tea Gardens in Golden Gate Park. It's truly a lovely and relaxing place.

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    The Largest Outdoor Buddha

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 26, 2003

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    The largest outdoor Buddha outside of Asia, the bronze 'Buddha Who Sits through Sun and Rain Without Shelter,' was cast in Japan in 1790.
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    Japanese Tea Garden @Golden Gate Park

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    lovely place - I stopped in for the last hour - [it's free after 5 pm] and had some green tea and Japanese biscuits.

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