The Years B.D. (Before Daisy...Before Digital) travel blog

Japanese Sunken Gardens - Entrance

Japanese Sunken Gardens

Japanese Sunken Gardens

Japanese Sunken Gardens

Japanese Sunken Gardens

Japanese Sunken Gardens

Japanese Sunken Gardens

Japanese Sunken Gardens

Japanese Sunken Gardens

Japanese Sunken Gardens

Japanese Sunken Gardens


Our second stop on the Grand Tour was the Japanese Tea Garden where we had time to walk around to see everything but not to linger very long.

The San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden, or Sunken Gardens, is a registered Texas historical landmark. The gardens opened in an abandoned limestone rock quarry in the early 20th century. At the entrance to the gardens is a replica of a Japanese Torii, by Mexican-born artist Dionicio Rodriguez (1891-1955). It is done in his unique style of concrete construction that imitated wood.

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