San Francisco's iconic Japanese Tea Garden is welcoming visitors again. Here's what you need to know for your next visit.

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July 22, 2020

What to Expect When Visiting San Francisco's Japanese Tea Garden

If you're looking to get outdoors or find some tranquil space, San Francisco's Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park is the perfect place to go. Now the Tea Garden is officially re-opened! Here's what you need to know about changes to the Tea Garden's operations to best enjoy your visit.

What's New

The Japanese Tea Garden will be open Wednesday through Sunday each week, from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. To provide visitors with the safest experience possible, the Tea Garden will limit capacity to 100 guests. The pathways throughout the Tea Garden will be set up in one-way routes to avoid congestion. 

Bathrooms and certain high-touch areas, including the Tea Garden's pedestrian bridges, will be closed to visitors.

All visitors to the Tea Garden must wear a mask.

How to Visit

Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online. For San Francisco residents, adult admission costs $7. Seniors (age 65+) and youths (age 12-17) who are residents must pay $4, and any local children between 5 and 11 years of age must pay $3. Local children under age 5 may enter for free. For non-residents, prices vary by age and by season.

The Japanese Tea Garden is located in Golden Gate Park, near the Music Concourse the de Young Museum. Most roads in this section of the park are closed to automobile traffic at this time, so it's best to reach the Tea Garden on foot. The nearest park entrances are at Fulton Street and 8th Avenue to the north and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Lincoln Way to the south.

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