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Seattle Japanese Garden

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Address: 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112-3755
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+1 206-684-4725
10:00 - 16:00
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On the third Saturday of every month at 1:30 PM, a Japanese tea ceremony is...

On the third Saturday of every month at 1:30 PM, a Japanese tea ceremony is staged in this beautiful garden.

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Beautiful gardens!

We decided to walk from downtown Seattle to these gardens. I do not recommend doing that! There is a train stop nearby that will cut two hours from your trip. The gardens were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to walk from downtown Seattle to these gardens. I do not recommend doing that! There is a train stop nearby that will cut two hours from your trip. The gardens were beautiful with the mix of plants, trees, water, bridges and benches. Very relaxing and not crowded at all. You will have to walk from the train station,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely change of pace within the city. The use of water is wonderful and it has a calming and peaceful influence of stilling the restless mind. Koi fish and Japanese flora add to the authenticity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

It's a beautiful place to visit - very calming. I love sitting on the bridge over the pond to feed the coi! The garden was designed by a famous Japanese garden designer using local materials. There are guides if you want to learn more about the garden - but even just walking around is very enjoyable.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Easy 30-60 minute walk among beautiful Japenese gardens and ponds. The place is laid out in different areas, like a pond, a highland area, etc. It was a quiet visit. nice place to spend a bit of free time and take some lovely photos of the trees and bushes turning colors in October. It's reasonable to get in (~$5) and... More 

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Southworth, Wa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you like to visit public gardens, be sure to make time for the Seattle Japanese Garden in your schedule. It's a lovely place any time of year, but especially in the spring, around April and May, when the magnolias bloom. You will see Japanese maples, beautifully trained conifers like large bonsais and a pond filled with mature and colorful... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

beautiful views, coupled with the narrow alleys of the garden, peace peace, inner calm, ideal for walks in two

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is located very close to the Arboretum, and it is also worth a visit. It is small enough to be enjoyed in a short time, but beautiful enough to spend more time. The Autumn splendor was spectacular, and a photographer's paradise. There is a small entrance fee and it is closed on Mondays. It is definitely worth a visit.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Just came back from a weekend in Seattle, where there was no rain! It's the height of Fall Colors now, and I, along with a throng of other visitors, went to the Japanese Garden on Saturday. It's not a huge garden. Admission was $6, reasonable. We spent an hour-and-a-half there, and walk around twice. There were so many people there!... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This really is a small jewel, especially in fall when we visited. A true Japanese garden, serene, the path meanders giving constant new views. The water features are wonderful. Well placed rocks allowed us to cross the little brook which feed a good sized pond. the garden area are meticulously maintain while still looking natural.

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a beautiful area year round. The price of admission is $6 for adults and well worth it. It is especially gorgeous in fall when the many varied maples turn color.

Thank Michael_Keller

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