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Japanese Tea Gardens

3800 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212-3170
+1 210-559-3148
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Originally a rock quarry, part of the tea garden came from a donation by George W. Brackenridge and another section from Emma Koehler. In 1915 Ray Lambert, city parks commissioner, thought it would make a nice location for a lily pond. Ultimately, it grew to become a tea garden. The latest renovations began in 2007 and cost about $1.6 million, compared with the $7,000 Lambert originally spent to open the park. It is a Registered Texas Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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“old quarry” (50 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3800 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212-3170
Uptown Broadway
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+1 210-559-3148
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"brackenridge park"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place was fantastic. We have one back home but this one is nicer. And their tres leches cake is on point. Great place to go for a walk.

Thank Naomi S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The grounds are just stunning. The Koi fish and the waterfall are just Beautiful. The original houses are still there. Take the time to drop in you'll love it... try the bubble tea!!! 👏🏻

Thank Eric L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A must experience for visitors. Beautifully landscaped. Peaceful. Could have spent several hours in the quiet.

Thank 2adventurers2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this attraction while waiting for our afternoon flight. Nice attraction, but not exactly my cup of tea...

Thank davisjd2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place. I don't even know how else to describe it. Landscape, architecture, pathways, waterfall....pure serenity! I had my first "bubble tea" here as well, and really enjoyed the entire experience. So glad we didn't miss this while visiting!

Thank Dena L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a new experience for me, beautiful in every way and some place that I will remember. It’s peaceful place to be and somewhere I recommend to anyone visiting San Antonio.

Thank happyTravelPanda
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is nice to take a small stroll if you’re near DT SA and want to escape the city feel. It was relaxing and clean. There were 2 or 3 different leveled areas to walk through . One of those areas walks you in front...More

Thank Jocelyn F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this architecturally beautiful well maintained garden on 03 Feb 2018; which is adjacent to San Antonio Zoo. Its beauty comes to its bloom in summer. It provides picturesque locations for family photographs. The beautiful coloured fishes are added attraction. Kids love the place.

Thank Ravirkd
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised with our visit here. It is very picturesque, well maintained, and peaceful. And it's free! I am really glad we took the time to stop here.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

beautiful vistas to walk and climb around, see the koi fish, snap some pictures. Free but a very nice snack shop you should indulge in.

1  Thank Thomas M
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lissnichole97
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Response from Miranda C | Reviewed this property |
You may wonder why the ornate entry gate at San Antonio’s Japanese Tea Garden instead says “Chinese Tea Garden.” The reason links back to a Japanese-American family who once lived in the garden, and altered forever by... More
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Response from matsusie | Reviewed this property |
In general I would say it is not. However, there is a ramp near where you park that would get you into the elevated portion of the garden. This gives you a fantastic view over the whole garden in a shaded pavilion area. this... More
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