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Fifth AveSan MateoCalifornia
Category: Family / Kids
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Japanese Tea Garden in San Mateo

Located in San Mateo's Central Park near our Silicon Valley hotel, the peaceful Japanese Tea Garden is one of the best in California for its incredible design and artfully arranged elements, including a granite pagoda, tea house and groves of bamboo. Visit the koi pond for daily feedings during the spring and summer, or just relax and soak up the inspiring natural surroundings. You'll also find a mini train for kids during the summer months, cherry blossoms in the spring and evening aerobics classes year round.


Hours -

Monday to Friday 10AM-4PM, Saturday to Sunday 11AM-4PM

Prices -


Events -

Koi feedings, aerobics classes, special events


  • Meditate in the gardens and find your inner peace
  • Watch the koi feedings during spring and summer
  • Visit the granite pagoda and peaceful tea house
  • Delight your kids with a ride on the mini train

Feed the Fish

Visit the Japanese Garden during koi feeding times for a real treat and to get an up-close look at these beautiful creatures. The fish are fed Monday through Friday in spring and summer at 11AM and 3PM.

Imperial Design in San Mateo

The San Mateo Japanese Garden near our hotel in Silicon Valley is one of the finest tea gardens in California. Designed by Nagao Sakurai of the Imperial Palace of Tokyo, the gorgeous gardens inspire inner peace with an artfully placed pagoda, tea house, bamboo grove and koi pond.


What is the admission fee?

Admission to the Japanese Tea Garden is free.

When is the Japanese Tea Garden open?

The Japanese Tea Garden in San Mateo is open seven days per week.

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