Japanese Tea Garden San Antonio
'One of the most loved, educational and cultural resources in San Antonio.'
San Antonio's Japanese Tea Garden is one of the most gorgeous places your group can visit during your trip. This vibrant green getaway is the perfect urban escape, the entire garden providing great scenery, horticultural education, and cultural (and maybe even spiritual) enlightenment!
The Japanese Tea Gardens sometimes referred to as the Sunken Gardens, are located in historic Brackenridge Park. The area actually used to be an abandoned limestone rock quarry in the early 20th century, giving the area a rich 90-year history in the city of San Antonio.
The lush year-round garden and floral display hosts shaded walkways, gorgeous stone arch bridges, a lush island, and an absolutely breathtaking Japanese Pavilion. There is even a 60-foot waterfall with a platform made within a thicket of bamboo that is used commonly for weddings and general photography. Walk around and admire the exotic plants, koi ponds, and peaceful paths all about, then head to the Jingu House Restaurant and Patio, an onsite tea house and cafe that has been owned and operated by the Jingu family since the 1940s. Here your group can pick up some Bento boxes, sushi, salads, or sandwiches for lunch, or perhaps just enjoy a nice relaxing cup of tea!
Oh, did we mention this attraction is FREE?