The oldest public Japanese Garden in the US is located on Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive inside the Golden Gate Park. It is one of the most spectacular attractions inside the park and a must-visit for all. California Academy of Sciences, the de Young Museum, and the San Francisco Botanical Gardens are close to the Japanese Tea Garden, and you'll have no trouble driving yourself to the Music Concourse Garage nearby. There are plenty of free street parking spots and secure parking garages around the park -- book your spot online on way.com for the best deals. Download the way.com app to pre-book your parking space from anywhere, any time.
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The Japanese Tea Garden is within easy access from the Music Concourse Garage. The 800-space underground lot offers convenient parking for visitors heading to the Botanical Gardens, de Young and California Academy of Sciences museums, and other attractions inside the park. You can reach the garage via Martin Luther King Drive – for the North Entrance, enter Golden Gate Park from Fulton Street at 10th Avenue or access the South Entrance via Concourse Drive and Martin Luther King Drive. Street parking could be available on Martin Luther King Drive and Nancy Pelosi Drive inside the Park or on Fulton Street, Lincoln Way, and other streets near the park.
Hourly rates at the Music Concourse Garden are $5.25 on weekdays and $6.25 on weekends and evenings. The daily maximum parking rate at the on-site garage is $29 - $33, and monthly parking costs $240. For all-day parking, secure parking garages outside the Golden Gate Park charge $15 - $20 on average. Metered street parking is minimal near the Golden Gate Park; the closest spots on Irving Street, Ninth Avenue, or Balboa Street will cost you $1 - $2 an hour.
Vehicles are restricted on certain streets and areas inside the Golden Gate Park, but free parking could be available outside these areas. The closest free parking spots near the Japanese Tea Garden are on Martin Luther King Drive and Nancy Pelosi Drive; you have a better chance of parking at these spots if you arrive early. Additional spots are available just outside the park on Lincoln Way, Fulton Street, and other streets nearby. For a stress-free visit, choose a secure parking garage space available on the streets surrounding the Golden Gate Park that using a free parking spot that comes with the risk of short time limits and other regulations.
While the on-site Musical Concourse Garage charges $29 - $33 for all-day parking, you’ll find secure parking spots with all modern amenities at $15 - $20 at garages outside the park. It is the best option for a stress-free day out at Golden Gate Park – leave your car at an affordable parking lot and enjoy your walk in the park. You can also take the free Golden Gate Park shuttle to reach the many attractions inside the park, including the Japanese Tea Garden. For the best parking deals, book your Japanese Tea Garden parking in San Francisco online, using a parking app or website.
The Japanese Tea Garden is surrounded by several popular Golden Gate Park attractions, most of which depend on the Music Concourse Garage for on-site visitor parking. Book your parking spot in advance for a guaranteed spot and expect delays during peak visiting hours, especially during summer.
The Japanese Tea Garden is open all days of the week, including holidays, from 9 am. Admission is free before 10 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. An early visit will also save you time hunting for a parking spot – whether you are looking for a free street parking space on Martin Luther King Drive or at the Music Concourse Garage. The garage is open from 7 am to 7 pm, every day and booking a spot online will give you access to early-bird deals with discounted all-day parking rates.
The Golden Gate Shuttle runs along JFK Drive, and you can get off at the Music Concourse to reach the Japanese Tea Garden. The shuttle is available on weekends and holidays, from 10 am to 7.30 pm.