April  Popular Festivals  Japanese Festivals  Festival Map  New  Cherry Blossom (Mar)  Girls Day (May)  Obon Festivals (Summer)  Add Event
Places To GoNew  Landmarks  Japanese Garden  Tea House  Musts Tea Ceremonynew
Japanese City Guides  Little Tokyo, Los Angeles Japantown San Francisco Japantown San Jose Japantown Sawtelle Japantown Seattle Seattle Japantown Bainbridge Islandupdates
×
2020 Yoshitomo Nara: The Most Beloved Japanese Artists of His Generation - Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)(Apr 5-Aug 23, 2020)
2020 - 4th Annual Pasadena Festival of Tea (2 Days) [POSTPONED TO May 30/31, 2020]
2020 Sakura Matsuri Annual Cherry Blossom - 60 Events & Performances Celebrate Traditional & Contemporary Japanese Culture - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
2020 *46th Annual Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach (Apr 17-19) See Japanese Driver Takuma Sato Racing 185 mph on Streets of Long Beach [Watch Video]
2020 Annual 48th Cherry Blossom Festival (A Celebration of Japanese-American Culture: Japanese Foods, Taiko, Dancing..) Sakura Square (2 days) Denver
2020 Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Annual Obon Festival (VHBT) (2 Days) Dancing, Children Games, Japanese Food..
2020 Annual Matsuri of Faith Festival - Lot of Food, Taiko, Children's Games & Live Entertainment, Hula.. (Saturday)
2020 - 23rd Anniversary Cherry Blossom Festival - Japanese Culture at Barnes Park-Monterey Park (2 Days) Japanese Dancing, Taiko, Food, Crafts..
2020 Experience the Art - Material Existence: Japanese Art from Jōmon Period to Present (November 16, 2019 to April 26, 2020)
2020 Japanese Spring Display is Breathtaking & Brilliant - Bellagio Las Vegas (March 13 - May 30, 2020)
2019 - 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade with LA Nebuta Marching Unit and Float
Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirror Rooms - Two of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms-On View at The Broad
2019 to 2020 Yayoi Kusama: Where the Lights in My Heart Go (Dec 20, 2019-May 10, 2020)

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