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Seattle Japanese Garden

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Address: 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112
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+1 206-684-4725
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Tue - Sun 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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A peaceful place

Must of the people come to Seattle for business so why not escaping to a place for relaxation... this Japanese garden is carefully maintained, everything is neat. It's really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must of the people come to Seattle for business so why not escaping to a place for relaxation... this Japanese garden is carefully maintained, everything is neat. It's really good to come here and take a fresh breath then relax for a while.

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Bellevue, Washington
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like to visit this garden at different times of the year to see different plants in bloom. Of course, the spring (April-late May) is the most colorful.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed sitting by the pond and meditating my stress away. Beautiful place to visit in Seattle.

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Knox
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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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NJ
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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