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The Japanese Tea Garden, the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States located inside Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California.
It was originally created as a ?Japanese Village? exhibit for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition, the site originally spanned about one acre and showcased a Japanese style garden. When the fair closed, Japanese landscape architect Makoto Hagiwara and superintendent John McLaren a agreed to create and maintain a permanent Japanese style garden as a gift for posterity. In 1942 the garden expanded 5 acres, it's current size of When Japanese Americans were relocated the Hagiwara family was not allowed to return to their home at the tea garden and in subsequent years, many Hagiwara family treasures were removed and new additions were made.
Today, the Japanese Tea Garden is a 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.
They are opened daily from 9 until 6 in the summer and 4:45 in the winter. Admission is free at 10:00 AM on
Monday Wednesday and Friday.
Directions: Located in Golden Gate Park
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