Japanese Tea Garden


San Francisco, California has a myriad of entertainment including the Japanese Tea Garden. The garden is located at an historical Japanese garden home built in 1894. It was originally located in a Japanese Village of California for the midwinter international exposition. Makoto Hagiwara moved to California. He was a gardener back home. He designed the gardens and the home becoming the official caretaker of the place. Hagiwara was the caretaker until the issues with World War II.

In the years after the war the Hagiwara family treasures were liquidated, but luckily new additions were made to the gardens. Today the Japanese Tea Garden is open for visitors to tour. They can see monuments, bridges, Japanese native plants, and Koi ponds. Guests can also partake of tea in the tea house, and visit the gift shop. The garden is open daily, without any holiday closures. In summer the hours are 9am to 6pm, winter 9am to 4:45pm. Admission is free for those entering at 10am on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Otherwise it is $5 for residents, $7 for adults non residents, and $3 and $5 for seniors and children (resident and non- resident respectively). Children ages 5 to 11 can enter for under $2.

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