6900 North IH 35 , San Antonio, TX, US, 78218

  • Phone: (210) 798-3900
  • Fax: (210) 798-1891
3.5 out of 5 (85 reviews)
69% of guests recommend this hotel
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    Japanese Tea Gardens (Sunken Gardens)

    3853 North St. Mary's Street
    San Antonio, TX 78212
    +1 210 212 4814
    In 1915, the city requested a Japanese immigrant and his wife to transform an old rock quarry into a Japanese-styled garden, and a man named Mr. Kimi Eizo Jingu agreed to the task. He started with a rock house, which still stands today and is surrounded by winding pebble walkways, stone bridges, a waterfall and tranquil pools. His work transformed the old rock quarry into a garden filled with lily ponds and lush green vegetation. With the onset of World War II and the growing anti-Japanese sentiment that surrounded it, the city council changed the garden's name to "Chinese Sunken Garden." In 1983, the original name was finally restored.
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