Points of Interest
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Pier 39
Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
A beloved oasis of calm, the Japanese Tea Garden beckons with peace and tranquility. Explore it at your leisure as part of a small group. Originally built as part of the 1894 Midwinter Fair, the garden's arrangement of drum bridge, pagodas, stone lanterns, stepping stone paths, native Japanese plants, serene koi ponds and a Zen garden is an exercise in natural harmony. From the pier, it's just a short drive to Golden State Park, home to over 1,000 acres of museums, meandering paths, green expanses, and the Japanese Tea Garden. Once you disembark, you'll have two hours to discover the garden's charms on your own. Among the garden's must-see highlights is the five-storied Treasure Tower pagoda, the arched pedestrian Drum Bridge, and a rock garden embellished with Japanese maples, pines, cypresses and cherry trees. A traditional cup of matcha green tea served with a sweet treat concludes this relaxing adventure.
Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.
Depart the pier for the Japanese Tea Garden
- Travel time: 00:45
Walk around the gardens on your own
- Time at site: 01:15
Traditional Tea and Pastry
- Time at site: 00:45
Drive back to the ship
- Travel time: 00:15