Part of the Golden Gate Park, the Japanese Tea Garden is perhaps the most beautiful and serene part of San Francisco. The water in the garden is the "ying" and reflects ever-changing life, the stones are the "yang" of the garden, and represent either mountains or islands.
There is great curved bridge, which you have to cross. You'll definitely feel as if you've been to Japan, but without the lengthy plane ride.
When you've finished your tea and exploring the garden, don't miss the Strybing Arboretum or the Conservatory of Flowers while in the park!
The Tea Garden is open daily from 9:00am to 6:00pm.