The San Mateo Japanese Garden, San Mateo

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  • When visiting Central Park you need to time it to be sure the Japanese Tea Garden is open. It’s worth the time coordination to see this miniature jewel. There is a great deal of dedication and finesse...  more »
  • This garden is lovely, but it isn’t particularly extensive compared to many others I’ve visited. They do not allow food or drink, but the park in which they’re set does. If you’re in San Mateo, it’s w...  more »
  • It provides a serene surrounding in the middle of a suburb......peaceful with a touch of Asian tranquility.  more »
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  • I nice respite from a populated corner of San Mateo. Go during off hours (no during lunch, maybe 3-5pm) for a bit more access to personal time and space. I saw a couple people napping on benches (non-homeless). Looks like a really cozy area on a nice day.
  • Love this place. As a photographer it's great for photoshoots. Kids love the fish and during seasonal times you can feed them!
  • Love this Garden especially in winter time. I miss home so much and thus place remind me good memory. The gardener who takes care of the garden is very nice to everyone :)
  • So glad we decided to stop by here on our way to see trees. The park it's nestled in is enough to step out of the city (and into nature for a while). This garden in particular was very tranquil. I could see spending a lunch break there to relax if I worked nearby.
  • Nice but very small. U can walk through it in 10 minutes.
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