I consider the Japanese Garden in Hayward to be a bit of a hidden gem, as so few people seem to know about it. Whenever I mention it, the response is usually, “There’s a Japanese garden in Hayward?!?” Yes, there is, and a lovely one at that.
Interested in going? The garden is free, open daily 8:30am-4:00pm. It’s located in Hayward at 22373 North Third Street and Crescent Avenue, next to the Senior Center. This is a great garden to take the kids to.
Also see my post from yesterday… Turtles: Japanese Garden, Hayward