Popular Japanese Festivals: 10   Map New Rose ParadeJan 1 Largest Music ShowJan CES - Electronic ShowJan Japanese New Years!Jan 1 Fred Korematsu DayFeb Day of RemembranceFeb Girls DayMar

Cherry Blossom 

Cherry Blossom Events  Cherry Blossom LocationsMar-Apr

  Los Angeles

  Nisei Week Tips in Little TokyoAug 2021 Boys DayMay Auto Car ShowNov

April

  Obon Festivals & Practice:  4 Jun-Aug  Popular Obon FestivalsJun-Aug  Obon Festivals (Only):  4 Jun-Aug  Obon Practices (Only):  0 Jun-Aug  Obon MapJun-Aug 

Let's Go to Japan

  Japan TravelNew!

Places To Go

Landmarks Musts Japanese Garden Tea House Tea Ceremony Museums     Add Event

Guides

Little Tokyo Japantown San Francisco Japantown San Jose Japantown Sawtelle Japantown Seattle Seattle Japantown Bainbridge Islandupdates San Diego Map Oahu Map

Explore All Japanese Events & Locationsbeta

Show Menu
×
2022 - Annual Orange County Cherry Blossom Festival in Huntington Beach - Cherry Blossom Trees [VIDEO] (3 Days)
2021 Annual West Covina Cherry Blossom Festival (Returning Home to the ESGVJCC on April 24th, 2021)
March 11, 2011 Japan Anniversary Earthquake & Tsunami that Struck Japan CNN
2021 *47th Annual Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach (Sep 24-26) See Japanese Driver Takuma Sato Racing 185 mph on Streets of Long Beach [Watch Video]
2022 - 23rd Annual Japanese New Year's Oshogatsu Festival-Little Tokyo (2 Locations) Entertainment, Food Booths, Taiko, Mochi Making, Beer (Updates!)
2022 Cherry Blossoms at Brooklyn Botanic Garden! When is the Bloom?
2021 - Annual Bowers Museum Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival (Live: Art Music & Dance)
2021 VIRTUAL - 52nd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage Online
2021 Spring and Cherry Blossom - Portland Japanese Garden
2021 Yoshitomo Nara: The Most Beloved Japanese Artists of His Generation - Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)(Apr 1-Jul 5, 2021)
2021 Yayoi Kusama: Cosmic Nature (Apr 10-Oct 31, 2021) - New York Botanical Garden
COVID-19 Vaccination: Find Out In Minutes When It’s Your Turn
2021 Celebrating Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day)

Japanese Tea Garden - San Francisco

Japanese Tea Garden - San Francisco | Japanese-City.com

Location Information

75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
USA

The Japanese Tea Garden provides visitors from around the world with an opportunity to experience the natural beauty, tranquility and harmony of a Japanese-style garden in the heart of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

Originally created as a 'Japanese Village' exhibit for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition, the site originally spanned about one acre and showcased a Japanese style garden. When the fair closed, Japanese landscape architect Makoto Hagiwara and superintendent John McLaren reached a gentleman's agreement, allowing Mr. Hagiwara to create and maintain a permanent Japanese style garden as a gift for posterity. He became caretaker of the property, pouring all of his personal wealth, passion, and creative talents into creating a garden of utmost perfection. Mr. Hagiwara expanded the garden to its current size of approximately 5 acres where he and his family lived for many years until 1942 when they, along with approximately 120,000 Japanese Americans, were forced to evacuate their homes and move into internment camps. When the war was over, the Hagiwara family was not allowed to return to their home at the tea garden and in subsequent years, many Hagiwara family treasures were removed and new additions were made.

Today, the Japanese Tea Garden endures as one of the most popular attractions in San Francisco, featuring classic elements such as an arched drum bridge, pagodas, stone lanterns, stepping stone paths, native Japanese plants, serene koi ponds and a zen garden. Cherry blossom trees bloom throughout the garden in March and April.

Directions

Japanese Tea Garden is located at 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, east of Stow Lake, between John F. Kennedy Drive and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

Contact


Phone: (415) 752-1171
Website: Click to Visit
Events for this Location

 There are no current events. Click here to submit events.

Comments powered by Disqus