AAA Editor Notes
Japanese Tea Garden, 8th Ave. and John F. Kennedy Dr. in Golden Gate Park, was originally built as a Japanese village for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition. Japanese immigrant Makoto Hagiwara designed the bulk of this elegantly landscaped 5-acre site and was its official caretaker for a number of years.

The shaded stone walkways and footbridges are meant to be strolled at a leisurely pace. Among the sculpted trees and hedges are many plants native to Japan and China. Ponds, miniature waterfalls, a big bronze Buddha, stone lanterns, statuary and a couple of pagodas all contribute to the beauty of this tranquil little spot. Spring, when the cherry trees bloom, is a spectacular time to visit. Green teas and Japanese confections are served in the garden's teahouse.

Admission
$8; $6 (ages 12-17, ages 65+ and San Francisco residents); $3 (San Francisco residents ages 12-17 and 65+); $2 (ages 5-11); free (ages 0-4 and to all Mon., Wed. and Fri. if entering before 10 a.m.).
Location
Station: Judah & 9th Ave
Hours
Daily 9-6, Mar.-Oct.; 9-4:45, rest of year.
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