Combine a San Francisco City Tour and guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate introduction to San Francisco! You'll enjoy the beauty and attractions of everyone's favorite city, in addition to a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island for an audio walking tour.
San Francisco Japanese Tea Garden
Traveling to San Francisco, and looking for the most beautiful places to visit during your vacation? The city has a lot to offer but here is one thing you can not miss – the San Francisco Japanese Tea Garden.
Things to do in San Francisco’s Japanese tea garden
The rich connection between San Francisco and Japanese culture does not end in Japantown. Located in the Golden Gate Park, the Japanese Tea garden is one of the park’s top attractions. In Japan, gardens are considered the highest forms of art and this garden is a great example for that notion. A beautiful selection of statues, temples, dwarf trees and even a pagoda and a temple, surrounded by a traditional rock garden, will turn your visit into a real Zen experience. To complete the experience, the gardens also include a traditional tea house, which demonstrates the Japanese tea ceremony. This is a great place to relax from all the sightseeing you have been doing in the busy city, and to come to yourself again. Gain some new energy, and continue exploring San Francisco’s many attractions!
Not far from the Japanese Tea Garden you can find many other sites of interest such as the De Young museum or the Conservatory of Flowers, so watch our Golden Gate park video guide and learn more!
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