There are more than 300 public Japanese gardens in North America and the West Coast of the United States is the home of many splendid Japanese or Japanese-inspired gardens. If you ever pass through San Francisco I can recommend two remarkable Japanese gardens for a visit. The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, and the Hakone Garden in the City of Saratoga, about 50 miles south of San Francisco, East of San Jose.
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Text and photography by Jan Haenraets