Should San Francisco’s Tourists Pay $7 to Visit the Japanese Tea Garden? No

Here’s the thing about San Francisco and tourists – we want you to come here, but not really. Like sometimes, we’ll give you a discount if you come up from counties San Mateo and Santa Clara, down from Marin, Napa, and Sonoma, or over from Contra Costa, Alameda, and Solano.  

But on the other hand, sometimes you gotta pay more if you’re an auslander. Like at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. Check out the new pricing scheme:

On other words, from a Yelper:

“I just LOVE the Japanese tea garden. It is really pretty, the drinks are good. But $7 for admission? Yikes.”

Yikes indeed. 

And it looks like the idea for charging $7 to enter Strybing Arboretum is on the front burner again as well.

Oh well.

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3 Responses to “Should San Francisco’s Tourists Pay $7 to Visit the Japanese Tea Garden? No”

  1. At that price, can’t we at least get a complimentary ticket for tea?

  2. Sandy King Abernathy says:

    YES!! If funds are needed to keep the Japanese Tea Garden going properly, then yes, charging $7 per person is fine!! It’s worth it!!

  3. If it means keeping these venues alive and running, then yes, they should charge fees and not just for non-residents but everyone.