Still Open / SHELTER IN PLACE UPDATE: 12/7/20 – Outdoor gardens are specifically allowed and exempt from closures in the Shelter-in-Place order from December 6 to January 4.
“Outdoor botanical gardens and historic sites may remain open” – We confirmed with the SF’s parks department that the Tea Garden remains open for the time being.
The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park officially re-opened its doors to the public Wednesday, July 22 with modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today.
Formerly open seven days a week, the Japanese Tea Garden will now be open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
The Tea Garden, the oldest public Japanese garden in the U.S., closed March 17 due to the shelter in place order. To re-open safely, the Tea Garden will limit guests to 100 and set up one-way pathways to avoid congestion.
Bathrooms and certain high-touch areas such as steep bridges will remain closed and masks are required for everyone. Staff members will monitor queues, entrances and exits to prevent crowding and ensure social distancing.
Please note opening hours and details may change. Visit the website before attending for the latest updates. The Tea Garden has multiple websites. You can also find information at japaneseteagardensf.com
Japanese Tea Garden
75 Hagiwara Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park, SF
Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 6pm (Last Entry 5:30p)
UPDATED: Free Hour: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00am – 10:00am
Purchase tickets in advance
S.F. Resident Fees w/ ID
Adult (March – Sept) – $7.00
Adult (Oct – Feb) – $7.00
Senior (Age 65+ w/ ID) – $4.00
Youth (Age 11-17) – $4.00
Child (5-11) – $3.00
Non Resident Fees
Adult (March – Sept) – $12.00
Adult (Oct – Feb) – $11.00
Senior (Age 65+ w/ ID) – $7.00
Youth (Age 12-17) – $7.00
Child (Age 5-11) – $3.00
Originally built as a Japanese village exhibit at California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894, the Japanese Tea Garden was later moved to Golden Gate Park. A project to restore the historic pagoda brought to the Tea Garden from the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915 is currently underway, along improvements to the Temple Gate and surrounding areas.
*Free hour, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 10am. Otherwise adult SF resident admission is $7. Non-resident adult admission is $11-12