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Japanese Tea Garden’s Free Admission Hour (Golden Gate Park)

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Japanese Tea Garden’s Free Admission Hour (Golden Gate Park)

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 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.

Admission to the Japanese Tea Garden is free for San Francisco residents with valid ID. Free hours for everyone (even non-residents) are 9-10 am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Please note that hours and costs change frequently. 

Japanese Tea Garden
75 Hagiwara Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park, SF
FREE for San Francisco Residents w/ ID
FREE for Everyone from 9-10 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Non Resident Fees
Adults: $12-16 (depends on season)

(February – November) $14
(December – January) $12
(Weekends year-round) $16

Seniors (ages 65+ w/ID) $7
Youth (ages 12-17) $7
Children (ages 5-11) $3
Children (under 5) FREE

Hours Of Operation
Last entry 30 minutes before closing

Spring – Summer Hours
March – October
9am – 5:45pm

Fall – Winter Hours
November – February
9am – 4:45pm

Free Hour
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*Free from 9-10am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; otherwise non-resident admission is $12 - $16 depending on the season. San Francisco residents are always free with valid ID
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