welcome to the
Jingu House Sneak Peek at the Japanese Tea Garden in Brackenridge Park!


  • 6pm–7pm
    • Cocktail hour
  • 7pm
    • Welcome remarks
  • 7:30pm
    • Special Guest Speakers:
    • Mary Jane Verette, President & CEO of the San Antonio Parks Foundation
    • Ann Enkoji, SAPF Board Member and Daughter of Mabel Jingu Enkoji & Renso Enkoji
    • Marialyn Barnard, Bexar County Commissioner Precinct 3
    • Cappy Lawton, Founder at the Lawton Family of Restaurants
  • 8pm–9pm
    • Jingu Open House, mix and mingle
Sounds provided by The Jazz Protagonists


  • Pork or mushroom steam buns
  • Pork spring rolls
  • Yaki tomorokoshi (grilled corn with soy glaze)
  • Tenderloin and scallion or seafood yakitoria
  • Matcha ice cream with chocolate cake bites
Please visit the Real Ale Smoked Coconut Old Fashioned station and the sake stations for specialty beverage sampling

The San Antonio Parks Foundation is incredibly grateful for your support and contributions to our mission as we work to demonstrate the power, purpose, and potential of our public green spaces. We hope you enjoy this special evening as we celebrate the legacy and future of the Japanese Tea Garden.

Organized in 1981, the San Antonio Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to support and enhance parks in San Antonio and Bexar County. Your contribution helps support our core values.

thank you to our sponsors.

mark colaw

download the app
and explore.

Designed for users of all ages, the app includes a wealth of information including a visual history of the garden, a map of the garden, and AR locations. The six augmented reality experiences include a selfie with Kokoro the flying dragon, the release of a custom-colored koi into the ponds, and an insight into the Japanese tea ceremony.

Open 7 AM to 5 PM Daily ·  Free Admission

office 210.212.4814


3853 n. st. mary’s st,
san antonio, tx 78212

Photo Permit
Until further notice, no photo permit is required to take photos at the Japanese Tea Garden.

The upper garden and pavilion areas of the historic Japanese Tea Garden and the Jingu House restaurant are accessible by ramp. The lower garden is accessible only by stairs. There are designated accessible parking in the Japanese Tea Garden parking lot.