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Japanese Tea Garden

A Relaxing Stroll Through San Antonio's Japanese Tea Garden

Tucked away in the heart of San Antonio is a little oasis known as the Japanese Tea Garden. This tranquil spot is the perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and escape into nature. With its bridges, ponds, and beautiful flowers, the garden is a must-see for any visitor that plans to be near San Antonio. They also have some amazing concessions there that on the hotter Texas days offer a bit of relief while you are enjoying all that the tea garden has to offer.  Let’s explore the history of this special place and find out what makes it so special.

The Japanese Tea Garden has a long and rich history dating back to its origins as part of an exhibition at the World’s Fair in Osaka, Japan in 1906. The fair was meant to showcase Japanese culture to the world, and one of the most popular attractions was the tea garden. The popularity of the tea garden led to it being recreated at various World Expositions over the years. In 1918, one of these gardens was brought to San Antonio and installed in what is now Brackenridge Park.

The garden went through a number of changes over the years, but it wasn’t until 1934 that it took on its current form. That’s when it was remodeled by Japanese architect Kunio Mayekawa at the request of WPA head Robert Lee Blaffer. Mayekawa added elements such as ponds, bridges, and stone lanterns to create a more authentic Japanese garden experience. He also changed the name from Chinese Garden to Japanese Tea Garden to reflect its new look and feel.

Today, the garden is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike who are looking for a place to relax and enjoy nature. It’s especially beautiful in springtime when the azaleas are in bloom. If you’re ever in San Antonio, be sure to take some time to stroll through this lovely spot!

The next time you’re looking for a little peace and quiet in San Antonio, head on over to Japanese Tea Garden. With its pretty bridges and flowers, it’s the perfect place to take a break from sightseeing and enjoy nature. So definitely make a stop and enjoy all that it has to offer!  You can also enjoy some of the wonderful concessions that they have right on property.  Also, I believe if you are looking for a stunning venue to hold an event look into what it takes to have your special event on The Japanese Tea Garden property.  Don’t forget to come back in springtime when the azaleas are blooming for an extra-special treat!

If you are looking for a little more action and adventure  San Antonio boasts a couple of exciting full scale theme parks one of which is the breath taking Six Flags of San Antonio!! 

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