September 6, 2018

Sights to See: Japanese Tea Garden, San Antonio, Texas


Japanese Tea Garden  3853 N. St. Mary's St., in Brackenridge Park, (210) 212-4814.  Free.  Though the arch leading into this restive garden reads “Chinese Tea Garden”--it was renamed thusly during World War II, when anti-Japanese sentiment was high, and then the sign was never changed back--it is indeed the Japanese Tea Garden.  It opened in 1901, and the lovely stonework hails from the town’s old rock quarry that dates back even earlier to 1899.  Features include a large pond that is home to colorful Koi and aquatic plants, a 60-foot waterfall, and a variety of plants.  Near the entrance, the Jingu House cafe offers simple refreshments.

entrance to Japanese Tea Garden in San Antonio, Texas
entrance to Japanese Tea Garden in San Antonio, Texas


overview of Japanese Tea Garden in San Antonio, Texas
overview of Japanese Tea Garden in San Antonio, Texas


path in Japanese Tea Garden in San Antonio, Texas
path in Japanese Tea Garden in San Antonio, Texas


koi pond in Japanese Tea Garden in San Antonio, Texas
koi pond in Japanese Tea Garden in San Antonio, Texas


overview of Japanese Tea Garden in San Antonio, Texas
overview of Japanese Tea Garden in San Antonio, Texas


photo op with stonework at Japanese Tea Garden in San Antonio, Texas
photo op with stonework at Japanese Tea Garden in San Antonio, Texas


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images ©2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 

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