San Francisco Japanese Tea Garden,
is the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States located inside the heart of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. Where you can experience the natural beauty, tranquility and harmony of a Japanese-style garden. Created as a “Japanese Village” exhibit for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition, the site originally was about one acre and showcased a Japanese style garden. When the fair closed, Japanese landscape architect Makoto Hagiwara became the caretaker of the property, pouring all of his personal wealth, passion, and creative talents into creating a garden of perfection and expanding the site to five acres.
As soon as your enter you can feel the serenity of the garden from the arched drum bridge, pagodas, stone lanterns, stepping stone paths, serene koi ponds and a zen garden. Be sure to check out the tea house while your there, nestled in the center of The Japanese Tea Garden.