If you and your date appreciate nature, tea, connection, and beauty, sharing a pot of tea together among the traditional Japanese architecture and manicured gardens here is a very intimate, spiritual experience. Don’t rush out when you’re done: take some deep breaths and walk the paths through the the garden. Afterwards, take a short stroll through Golden Gate Park to Stow Lake, where you can rent a paddleboat and circle the middle of the lake.
The garden is wonderful, and worth the price of admission. The tea experience, not so much.
If you love flowers and tea and/ or are looking for a romantic date idea, this is place is lovely!
Free access M, W, F if you enter between 9:00-10:00am! Beautiful scenery to walk around and a tea house to warm you up.
The Hagiwara Japanese Tea Garden is the oldest public Japanese garden in all of the United States. If full of rare and beautiful plants, trees, bonsai and koi ponds. Sit in a pagoda sipping green tea while enjoying the beautiful views of the gardens
After you stop by the rose garden, come here to relax and unwind with ocha (tea).
San Francisco’s Japanese Tea Garden is the oldest public Japanese garden in the country. The garden was created for an exhibition in 1894, when the exhibition closed a gentleman’s agreement was reached and the garden remained. As time went by the garden expanded to the size it is today,…
The Japanese Tea Garden began as the Japanese Village and Tea Garden at the 1894 World's Fair. It was built by Australian born George Turner Marsh, who hired Japanese craftsmen to construct the site. After the close of the fair, Marsh sold his concession to the city of San Francisco for $4,500…
“A research institute and natural history museum in San Francisco, California, that is among the largest museums of natural history in the world, housing over 46 million specimens.The Academy began in 1853 as a learned society and still carries out a large amount of original research. It is California's oldest museum.”
“A living museum dedicated to showing off the planet's strange and beautiful plant life!”
“The de Young often features traveling exhibits from all over the world. It's in a fantastic modernist building which has a tower that you can go up (free of charge) for a great view of Golden Gate Park and the surrounding city.”
“A beautify small lake in Golden Gate Park, where you can rent a paddle boat that you can take around the lake. You can also hike to the top of the island in the middle of the lake. ”
“What to say? One of the great parks of the United States. Just head down the hill to Kezar Stadium (at the very bottom of Willard Street) and you'll see the GGP right beyond it (walk around Kezar to the west to enter the park). You can also enter on Stanyan and Haight (and at many other points). Enjoy the Academy of Sciences, de Young Museum, Japanese Tea Garden, Stow Lake, the Conservatory of Flowers (great night time light shows in the summer and winter) and many, many other features of the park.”