Japanese Tea Gardens1618 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- Address: 3875 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212, United States
- Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2102073050
- Ticket Price: 7 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, Family And Kids
This particular Japanese Garden has a bit of an unwieldy history. Built on the site of what was originally a quarry, the only initial Japanese influences were a Japanese pagoda and then a Japanese Torii Gate. In 1919 the city invited, Kimi Eizo Jingu, a local artist was invited to move into the garden and he and his wife opened up the Bamboo Room, serving light lunches. Post WWII, the place began to fall into disrepair and only in 2005 did some serious restoration work started. So what to do here? Well, the Sushi is quite good. It’s clean, and peaceful and tranquil.
It’s not that large so there isn’t much to explore, but every corner of the place has been crated with such an attention to detail that you could spend a good while just appreciating each one. Bronze signs guide you over the five acres of this place. And you should really try and climb up the drum bridge – it only counts of you, do it gracefully.
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Japanese Tea Gardens Travel Tips
- Actual hours are Dawn to Dusk.
How to Reach Japanese Tea Gardens
- Bus 11 to stop - N. St. Mary's Opposite 3755
- Bus 11 to stop - N. St. Mary's at Entrance to Japane
- Bus 11 to stop - Tuleta at San Antonio Zoo Entrance
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70.66% of people who visit San Antonio include Japanese Tea Gardens in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
26.03% of people start their Japanese Tea Gardens visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Japanese Tea Gardens
93.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Japanese Tea Gardens
Japanese Tea Gardens Reviews & Ratings
I use to always come here as a child, and now that I'm older I still love coming here. Although I don't come here as often as I want I still enjoy being there. Its so beautiful with the flowers and the fish. I actually came here the other day for a picnic with my boyfriend. There were kids running around, couples taking pictures, and families walking together. It was really nice seeing so many different people there. I even saw a group of people that were in their military outfits meeting there.
Very beautiful location! Easy to access as well. Some spots are absolutely breathtaking. Highly recommend for photography. We ended up buying a photo pass online before we arrived, but once we got there we were never asked and we noticed many other people casually taking pictures without having to have a permit either. I would say that if it’s on a weekend, don’t bother to buy one; save your $25. The cafe is mediocre and that’s part of why I am giving 3 stars instead of 5. It is also very clearly not authentic Japanese food (Americanized/American cooks) and it is also way overpriced. The staff, especially the old woman who brought the food out to our table, was also very overbearing - and frankly, annoying. I wouldn’t order from the cafe again. Go eat at an actual Japanese restaurant if you want authentic Japanese food and don’t waste your time at the cafe. I would rate the cafe 1 Star. The location and area, without the cafe, I would rate 5.
Cool place to be, maybe when its cooler weather. I went when it was basically the hottest part of the summer. It was really nice though with all the Koi fish, and the nice waterfall. I would recommend it as a date spot. The little shop there is really pricey for drinks, so bring your own. Good luck with parking as well.
This is beautiful place. I am glad I visited. It was not in my list but we were little early for the Zoo. My son said lets go to Japanese Garden. I was expecting to spend 15-30 minutes but spend hour. You will need about 2-3 hours to really enjoy this place.
Such a beautiful attraction! It’s free and the parking isn’t terrible! It’s a great little stop for when the zoo is overflowing since it’s right down the road.They offer free yoga workshops every now and then as well! Lastly, this is also a fantastic photo op for all sorts of occasions. If I recall correctly, it does have disability access but not all the way throughout the property.