It’s set on five acres, and seriously such a relaxing stroll. In traditional Japanese garden fashion, it is broken into several smaller sections. There are koi ponds, zen gardens, and stepping stones and bridges leading you around the garden.
The gardens were originally designed as a fair exhibit for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition, but when the fair ended, a Japanese landscaper named Makoto Hagiwara struck an agreement with the park superintendent to expand and maintain the traditional Japanese-style garden.
I personally have never met a garden I can’t appreciate, so I might be biased, but if you are in the area, make sure to stop in.
Japanese Tea Garden – San Francisco
75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco Golden Gate Park