The Japanese Tea Garden is currently open daily.

Admission is FREE! No reservation is needed to enjoy the Garden.

The Garden is pet friendly, as long as they are on a leash.

For photo permit information, Click Here

For event and reservation information, please call (210) 559-3148  or Click Here

For information and updates about the Jingu House Cafe, Click Here

Please follow all City of San Antonio guidelines and practice physical distancing when enjoying the Garden.

Thank you!

We’re seeking proposals for a new food service partner! The Request For Proposals can be found linked below. The deadline to submit is Monday, November 22 at 5 PM CST.

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The Japanese Tea Garden

The Japanese Tea Garden has a glorious history of over 90 years,

from the time it was an operating rock quarry to today, as one of the most loved, educational and cultural resources in San Antonio.

The quarry was shaped into a complex that included walkways, stone arch bridges, an island and a Japanese pavilion. The garden was termed the lily pond, and local residents donated bulbs to beautify the area. Exotic plants were provided by the City nursery and the City Public Service Company donated the lighting system. The pavilion was roofed with palm leaves from trees in City parks.

The San Antonio Parks Foundation completed infrastructure rehabilitation to the facility, to include walkways, piping, filtration, wallrepairs, and pond sealing. The restored garden features a lush year-round garden and a floral display with shaded walkways, stone bridges, a 60-foot waterfall and ponds filled with Koi.

The City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Parks Foundation are pleased to make this beautiful space available for your next special event. For questions, comments, or concerns please see the contact information below.

Japanese Tea Garden

The Japanese Tea Garden is a great location for a photo shoot.

The Pavilion, Waterfall, and Koi ponds are a perfect background for any photo.

Purchase a Photo Permit

Until further notice, no photo permit is required to take photos at the Japanese Tea Garden. 

We encourage all to use this time to truly enjoy the beauty that is the Japanese Tea Garden.

The Lambert Room

The Lambert Room provides an ideal setting for club and board luncheons, wedding and baby showers, tea parties, or birthdays and can be reserved for private dining during public hours and hold the capacity of 40 guests. For parties of 6 of more a 20% service applies. For parties of 15 or more a room rental fee may apply. Custom menus are available for private events as well as offerings from the Jingu House Cafe menu.

Rental Fees: Daytime weekday events start at $150 for up to a 2-hour rental of the Lambert Room, $200 for daytime weekend events. Daytime private events can be held from 10 AM – 5 PM and minimum food, beverage fees apply starting at $350 for weekday events and $500 for weekend events.

Daytime Special Event and Wedding Packages

Plan your special event or wedding for groups up to 50, during daytime hours 9 AM to 4 PM at the iconic Pavilion.

Pavilion in Upper Garden

  • $350 for 1st hour reservation (Maximum 2-hour rental, $235 for 2nd hour rental)
  • $50 per hour Security Fee
  • Maximum Capacity: 50 guests

Waterfall & Lower Garden 

  • $225 for 1-hour reservation (Maximum 1-hour rental)
  • $50 Security Fee

Daytime Chair Package at $295

  • Package includes, on-site Venue Manager, water station, up to 50 folding chairs, one linen-draped ceremony table, set-up, clean-up, trash removal, and use of Jingu House restrooms. Package applicable to Pavilion only.
*Venue rental fee and security fee additional

Evening Weddings and Events

The Jingu House, patio, pavilion and upper garden are available for private dining or events after 5 PM and can accommodate up to 300 guests. The Jingu House is an ideal setting for wedding receptions, corporate or private social events, rehearsal dinners, cocktail receptions, and private dining.

Sunday through Thursday:

  • 100 Guests- $500
  • 101 to 200 Guests- $600
  • 201 to 300 Guests- $700

Plus security, rentals, and food/beverage services.

Friday and Saturday:

  • Up to 149 Guests- $1000
  • 150 to 300 Guests- $1250

Plus security, rentals, and food/beverages services.

Summer Hours

( March – October )

For the latest information and updates about the Jingu House Café, including current operating hours, Click Here

Open Daily – 10 am to 5 pm

Winter Hours

( November – February )

Closed on Mondays – November 1st till March 1st
Open Tuesday – Friday 11 am to 3 pm
Open Saturday – Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

Japanese Tea Garden

Pricing: Free Admission
Garden Hours: 7 AM to 5 PM, 7 days a week,
365 days a year
3853 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio,

TX 78212, United States

Dogs are allowed as long as they are on a leash

The Pavilion

Located near the entrance to the Japanese Tea Garden and immediately adjacent to

the Jingu House restaurant and patio, the Pavilion is a large, open area featuring gorgeous stone columns and a stunning view of the Tea Garden’s lily ponds and waterfall. The shady thatched roof and beautiful construction make the Pavilion a perfect spot for weddings, vow renewals, or any other event you can think of.

Maximum guests allowed in The Pavilion for day events is 50 visitors , and is wheelchair accessible.

The Waterfall

Waterfall is located in the lower level of the Japanese Tea Garden.

The Waterfall area offers guests a quiet, intimate location perfect for a small wedding ceremony. The City of San Antonio has constructed a small platform nestled in a thicket of bamboo, using the beautiful Waterfall as a backdrop to create the perfect romantic setting for your special event.

The Waterfall is restricted to 10 guests, and is NOT wheelchair accessible. No tables or chairs may be set up in the Waterfall area. The Waterfall is available for one-hour reservations only.

The Jingu House Cafe

Renovation of the Jingu House was completed in October of 2011

and is now available as the ideal space for receptions, showers, parties, and meet-and-greets. The Jingu House restaurant is right on site at the Japanese Tea Garden, located near the entrance and adjacent to the Pagoda. Featuring two rooms indoors and a large patio area, the Jingu House holds up to 75 guests and is wheelchair accessible. It is available for rentals starting any day after 4:00 PM.