Posts Tagged ‘koi’

Carpe Diem! – Area Fish Tickler Seizes the Day by Stroking Koi in Our Japanese Tea Garden

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Wow, the ornamental carp in Golden Gate Park are looking good these days – the best I’ve seen, in all my years.

And they’re quite friendly. See?

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See the Beauty

Touch the Magic

Oh, Rec and Park Raises Prices 14% at Japanese Tea Garden, Coit Tower, Conservatory, and Strybing – Now $8 Each

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Price for admission at all these places was $7 in 2014, but now in 2015 it’s $8? News to me.

I suppose Rec & Park doesn’t make a big deal about raising prices, or maybe they did and I just missed it. IDK.

All the deets:

Japanese Tea Garden


Strybing Arboretum, aka San Francisco Botanical Garden


Coit Tower


Conservatory of Flowers



Giant Koi in Japanese Earthquake Mural on Fell: “For Japan and the Japanese Community in SF”

Friday, August 19th, 2011

As seen on Fell near Scott:

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The Pregnant Goldfish of Japantown’s Highly-Rated Hotel Kabuki, Your Full-Service Hotel West of Van Ness

Friday, June 24th, 2011

It’s tough for a hotel in San Francisco to get four Yelp stars but Joie de Vivre’s Hotel Kabuki has attained that, so that’s something.

Anyway, here are some of the fish they have downstairs outside – Koi and goldfish, I’m guessing:

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Japantown, San Francisco Hotel – Home of O Izakaya Lounge
Hotel Kabuki is a premier Japanese-style hotel in San Francisco with a western touch. With its prime Japantown location and unique blend of Eastern and Western influences, Hotel Kabuki offers calm and serene accommodations and ambiance.

Hotel Kabuki’s décor elegantly balances the refined beauty of the East and West. Guests will experience a sense of place that reflects both historic and worldly Japantown as well as the pulse of San Francisco. The hotel’s location is central to shopping, dining, university and medical center businesses and entertainment, including a new Sundance film theater complex and a choice of music venues within walking distance.

The Multitudinous Koi Fish of the Hotel Kabuki in Japantown

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

They have more carp than you can imagine over at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco’s Japantown.

This is what you can see at 1625 Post Street.

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Make a Wish with the Lucky Money Fish of Golden Gate Park

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Here’s what you do:

  • Find the elusive Lucky Money Fish
  • Give it your money (but not pennies – the LMF doesn’t need any more pennies)
  • Make a wish


Then simply wait for your wish to come true. Repeat as necessary.