Japanese Tea Garden

Restaurants Golden Gate Park
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Japanese Tea Garden
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Situated in the center of one of the oldest Japanese gardens in the country, this open-air tea room attracts tourists and locals alike.

Situated in the center of one of the oldest Japanese gardens in the country, this open-air tea room attracts tourists and locals alike. The zen garden is dotted with koi ponds, waterfalls, bamboo and maple trees, and the dining area overlooks the south pond and the stately five-story red pagoda. The small assortment of Japanese teas includes Sencha, a green tea; HojiCha, which is roasted in a porcelain pot over charcoal; Genmaicha, a green tea with toasted brown rice; jasmine and matcha. The pots can be accompanied by traditional Japanese treats like red bean pastries and sweet rice cakes (kuzumochi).

By: Lauren Murrow

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Venue name: Japanese Tea Garden
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Address: 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr
San Francisco

Opening hours: March–October, Mon-Sun 9am–6pm; November–February, Mon-Sun 9am–4:30pm
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This is a beautiful spot within Golden Gate Park, but paying for entry and then again for food feels a little pricey. The garden is small (though incredibly beautiful) and would be best if you need a quiet, secluded spot to read, study, or chat with a friend. Definitely get a pot of green tea when you visit!