JAPANESE TEA GARDEN

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.

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

Thank you!

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.

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 per security officer
  • Maximum Capacity: 50 guests

Waterfall & Lower Garden 

  • $225 for 1-hour reservation (Maximum 1-hour rental)
  • $50 per hour per security officer

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.

Jingu House Cafe Hours

The Jingu House Cafe is currently closed for renovations. 

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

The Jingu House is currently closed for renovations.