The San Mateo Japanese Garden, San Mateo

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  • August 9, 2017
    Quiet, peaceful, relaxing place to visit and take photos. You can spend 15 min. or 2 hrs. Good place to watch the feeding of the Koi. Kids love it.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This is a small Japanese style garden located in San Mateo's Central Park. It takes perhaps 15 minutes to walk through the garden, but you can spend more time decompressing while watching the koi in t...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This Japanese Garden has it all - religious pagodas, viewing structures, koi fish, walking bridges, lush greenery and flowing waters. My pulse went WAY down when I walked into this place. I got easy m...  more »
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  • May 13, 2017
    This really brought me back to Japan. This little garden is a great way to escape the city, if only for a short time.
  • February 19, 2017
    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.
  • December 13, 2016
    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.
  • February 1, 2017
    Absolutely beautiful every time I visit. I love taking my class there to unwind and relax.
  • August 14, 2016
    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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