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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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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Such an amazing japanese garden, it's a decent size and the price is not bad at all. They also sell food for the fish which is also cheap. They have discounts for students so my... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
Vicky P
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Such an amazing japanese garden, it's a decent size and the price is not bad at all. They also sell food for the fish which is also cheap. They have discounts for students so my ticket was $4 and adults were $6, the fish food was $1. So not bad at all considering most of Seattle's tour sites are well... More 

Thank Vicky P
Seattle, Washington
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110 reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Amazing park. Best time to visit would be summer or fall. Perfect for kids! However they don't allowed wedding pictures. May be you can request a personal tour and conduct wedding photo, but I am not sure about that!

Thank fefa1986
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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193 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

After having visited the San Fransisco Japanese Garden and hiked across Japan, this small garden was not the most amazing place, but....in the context of a relaxing hike through the Arboretum, this garden was a wonderful add on.

Thank timjstark
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Sure, this is a small garden in US terms, but has many hidden spots to discover. Don't rush. Take your time to see everything from every point of view.

Thank HPNY_12
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Be sure to bring your camera! Beautifully designed Asian park with artistic trees and blooming plants. Ponds contain Koi, which you can feed (fish food available at entry). A favorite for wedding photos--spring and autumn are particularly lovely.

Thank OphSeattle
Framingham, United States
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is a small but beautiful Japanese garden. The paths lead around and over a lovely pond that has large koi, some turtles and lilies. The trees and bushes have been lovingly trimmed making this a very beautiful and peaceful garden.

Thank Jayne T
London, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We visited this park on a Sunny, Sunday in July. Entrance fee is $6 p/p but it's still well worth a visit. This park would be best to visit in spring or fall, for the beautiful maple tree colours in fall and wisteria in spring. The garden houses a pond filled with large Koi fish and some turtles, these are... More 

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36 reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

It is tiny but worth the visit. Unfortunately, the sound of continual car traffic kills the tranquility one expects visiting a Japanese garden.

Thank RSDgirl
Edmonds, Washington
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234 reviews
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

This garden is located on the site of University Washington/Arboretum and has been here for decades. A great place to relax and to enjoy an authentic Japanese garden.

Thank Vnvet68
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

My second visit while vacationing in Seattle. Wonderful. Seattle has amazing parks and this is a beautiful example.

Thank Tina P

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