Saturday, October 9, 2010

Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

This garden is an oasis of calm in an oasis of calm. There is nothing extraordinary about the place but there is an IT about it that I cannot explain.

This is where they serve the tea and the rest is the garden...

























I chanced upon these European kids pictorially documenting their visit to the garden.

19 comments:

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Who needs Xanax when there's a calming oasis like this out there?

Reena said...

very nice! kala ko you're in japan, i had to check your blog title again. it's in SF pala. :)

i like japanese gardens. did you know that i study the japanese art of arranging plants? basta i joined ikenobo here in Pinas. mahirap siya. they follow a certain structure.

George said...

I've always found oriental gardens -- Japanese or Chinese -- to be very peaceful and relaxing. The tea served in those gardens is pretty good, too.

bertN said...

The Nomadic Pinoy, you can say that again!!

Reena, is ikenobo as difficult as ikebana or are they the same animal?

George, they are indeed.

Hilda said...

I wish I could escape to this garden right now. At least I could virtually, even for a few minutes. I needed that.

Thank you, Bert.

Rizalenio said...

Your photos remind me of Nurture Spa in Tagaytay City...very calming.

RJ said...

Kahit na may Feng Shui ang mga gardens ng Chinese, kakaiba pa rin talaga ang dating ng Japanese Garden. Tulad nitong narating niyo, ang ganda pO! Kailangan kong magpahinga sa place na 'to ng mga 1 week.

Ano kaya ang counterpart ng Feng Shui sa Japanese?

docgelo said...

i love japanese gardens from its wooden bridges to those japanese torii or arches and gates to how they grow their lush greens, ang galing! it always boasts of tranquility and yes, a breather from a stressful urban city.

bertN said...

Hilda, I have that kind of feeling every so often.

Rizaleneo, it's been a long, long time since I visited Tagaytay. It's probably a different place now from what I remembered.

RJ, you do need a break from worrying about your Mom's health and your demanding job. Btw, how is she doing now?

docgelo, I share your love of Japanese gardens and Japanese food. No comment about Japanese girls LOL.

Photo Cache said...

it is such a calming place to go to in the city. the entire gg park calms me when i go there. i just wish they don't charge entrance fee at the japanese garden L(

bertN said...

I noticed that for the first hour after the garden opens admission is still free.

Traveler on Foot said...

There is a Japanese Garden in Luneta but what you featured here is a lot better.

bertN said...

Traveler on Foot, I'd like to visit that garden in Luneta when I get a chance. I understand there's a lot more to see and enjoy in Luneta now.

Joy said...

Everything looks so pretty. Very zen!

Looking forward to the weekend?

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dodong flores said...

I echo the comment of Traveler on Foot. The Japanese Garden in Luneta is just so small while this one is way way better...

Sidney said...

This is a beautiful garden. Very Zen... lovely.
Must cost a lot to maintain such a garden.

bertN said...

Joy, I agree.

dodong flores, it is well-maintained but there's a fee to get in.

Sidney, I think so. The admission fee is not enough to cover the cost.

sheng said...

That is just the loveliest, a jap tea garden, when will i ever get myself to stop admiring your photos? Hahaha, they are really nice, and everytime I look at your photos, I get inspired to be out of Pinas and see wonderland for a while.

dodong flores said...

The girl in the last photo is sexy ;)