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The San Mateo Japanese Garden, San Mateo

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  • This is a nice little walk through garden if you are in the area. Children seem to enjoy the bridge and seeing the fish. It's well kept and adjacent to a large park behind the small building; rest roo...  more »
  • In California, anybody (and I do mean anybody) can be licensed for a day to perform a wedding. Several years ago, some friends of my daughter asked me todo exactly that. So, after they got the necessa...  more »
  • It is located in San Mateo's Central Park. I tended to frequent it on weekdays. It has all the characteristic of a typical Japanese Garden. It is a lovely place to find some peace and quiet in the hea...  more »
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  • This really brought me back to Japan. This little garden is a great way to escape the city, if only for a short time.
  • If you're in San Mateo or Foster City there can't be a nicer place to take a walk. Lots of moss and pine trees; and I'd love to come back during the cherry blossom season. Easy parking in the nearby garage.
  • I believe the Tea Garden opened in 1973. I love walking through here when there is not a lot of people visiting the garden. It can be calming and tranquil. Has always been well maintained through the years.
  • Absolutely beautiful every time I visit. I love taking my class there to unwind and relax.
  • Lovely garden to visit. The Japanese garden offers free entrance and is best to visit at the beginning of the week. The garden has some beautiful bonsai and Japanese maple trees, both blood maples and green leaf. The garden is small, but very tranquil and pleasant. The garden is located in the middle of Central Park. My family and dog love visiting Central Park, however, Central Park Japanese garden is off limits to pets.

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