Located in Golden Gate Park, this garden is a marvel of the landscape architect's art. This traditional Japanese garden cover... More
Japanese Tea Garden
Located in Golden Gate Park, this garden is a marvel of the landscape architect's art. This traditional Japanese garden covers five acres (2.02 hectares). Several paths take you by an authentic pagoda, a monumental Buddha, and a miniature waterfall over an acutely arched bridge that no kid can resist. Overlooking the gardens, a koi-filled pond rests beside a Japanese-style tea house, which in spring is covered with a cascade of wisteria. The gift shop sells souvenirs with a Japanese flair.
Serenity at it's best. God given beauty meets with an ancient landscape to create one the dreamiest sights I've ever seen. We arrived at 8:30am on Easter Sunday morning to find the gates open and a note explaining admission to be "free" until 9:30am. With stone lanterns, buddha statue, flowering trees and bushes (and much more) this was a great sight to see. I will go back on my next trip to San Francisco.
If you like gardens you will love this beautiful Japanese garden. It is a great place to photograph. It has many paths and ponds through the multi level garden. While not extremely large there are many beautiful spots of traquility, especially in Spring when everything is in bloom. My children loved the moon arch bridge. My ten year old daughter said the garden was the most beautiful place she has ever been.