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3855 N. PanAm Expressway, San Antonio, TX, US, 78219

  • Phone: (210) 226-4361
  • Fax: (210) 226-6909
2.8 out of 5 (57 reviews)
49% 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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