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Seattle Japanese Garden

1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112-3755
+1 206-684-4725
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Nice walk with friends

We were visiting from the UK and meeting up with some friends so this was a perfect way to meet up... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Peaceful Garden

Not a large Japanese garden but well laid out. The garden was developed around an early 17th... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Kathleen K
Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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An oasis of tranquility in the city, Seattle Japanese Garden invites visitors to indulge their senses and immerse themselves in quiet beauty. The Seattle Japanese Garden is open from March through November each year. More information on hours at seattlejapanesegarden.org.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112-3755
+1 206-684-4725
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were visiting from the UK and meeting up with some friends so this was a perfect way to meet up and chat as we strolled around the garden.

Reviewed 13 December 2017

Not a large Japanese garden but well laid out. The garden was developed around an early 17th century style known as stroll gardens. With winding paths, benches, water features and bridges. The fall colours were wonderful during our visit in November.

1  Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 8 December 2017

After traveling around Olympic National Park and Mount Rainier this Garden was not overly impressive. It's a neat garden that offers you a sense of peace and calm while in the City but it wasn't anything spectacular.

1  Thank Hashl
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This meticulously manicured, Classical Japanese garden, with its lovely plantings, stepping stones across musical brooks, and serene central pond which reflects the surrounding trees offers a wonderful place to stroll with friends or family :)). Our visit during mid autumn coincided with brilliant displays of...More

1  Thank G C
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

The Japanese maples were beautiful! Nice walk to combine with a trip to the Arboretum. The fall is a nice time to visit.

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 12 November 2017

A Beautiful spot that's serene, relaxing and not too far from downtown Seattle or the Eastside. It's a great place to go as a family for well-behaved kids, couple or solo. Lots of places to stop and take in the beauty of the water and...More

Thank familyman202016
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous in any season and in any weather. Every season it looks entirely different. Artists may want to bring a sketchbook. Nature lovers, watch the pond edges for bullfrogs, turtles and baby koi, depending on the season. Fish lovers, don't miss those koi as some...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Went to Japanese gardens to visit and paint. Peaceful and tranquil, not overrun by lots of people. But it seems sad that there is a fee to enter... Where's the tea house? Needs geisha gals!

Thank Marc-Lynne
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Not more than 15 minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle is this tranquil oasis. A gorgeous and well kept gardens awaits you. We loved it and was a perfect activity for a free afternoon.

Thank chemie71
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is an enjoyable place to stop and relax in the middle of a tour of the city. Go at the end of the day after visiting a tourist attraction to center yourself and experience calm before dinner. They close at four, and it is...More

Thank DjTrip2015
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1 January 2017|
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Response from 60sgal | Reviewed this property |
It's pretty at any time of year but best in the spring.
26 July 2016|
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Response from Kathy H | Reviewed this property |
No, cafe or food. We ate at the waterfront.