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Japanese Tea Garden

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Address: 1000 Lake Washington Blvd., Seattle, WA 98112
Phone Number: 206 684 4725
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Description: On the third Saturday of every month at 1:30 PM, a Japanese tea ceremony...
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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Peaceful Place to Enjoy Nature!

It was nice to relax and enjoy the peaceful nature in the middle of a big city. Very beautiful arrangements of trees, bushes, flowers, and ponds with ducks! It's a very romantic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It was nice to relax and enjoy the peaceful nature in the middle of a big city. Very beautiful arrangements of trees, bushes, flowers, and ponds with ducks! It's a very romantic place!

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halfmoon bay, bc,
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Arrived at 10:00 a.m. opening and were the only couple there, so we were able to get beautiful shots of the lanterns, the lily pads and the beautiful manicured grounds that are beginning to show the hints of fall in all its glory before any other people arrived. I am making a calendar with our photos so we can enjoy... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had really high expectations for this garden. We have visited many gardens all over the U.S. and after reading about this one we were expecting an amazing garden. It was really small and took only about 15 minutes to make our way around. It just didn't have much to offer. I wouldn't recommend stopping.

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Casper, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Really enjoyed our stop at the Gardens. It was very peaceful, and nice to see such and amazingly manicured and sculpted garden. It was a great place to spend an hour or so taking pictures, feeding the koi and turtles, and taking in the serenity.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

After 3 days of touring the sites in Seattle, we welcomed the calm and serenity of the Japanese Tea Garden. It was restful and beautiful. We admired all the features of the garden and just wound down our visit of Seattle.

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Covington, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a must see for those that enjoy the beauty of a Japanese garden. Water features are shared with koi, ducks, and wonderful Japanese plantings that make it impossible to feel any stress of the outside world when you enter this garden. If visiting on a weekday, parking is fine. If on a weekend.....come early in order to get... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A lovely example of a traditional Japanese garden. Loved the design and plantings; hated that it is located so near a noisy highway, which seriously reduces the serenity that a Japanese garden is designed to promote.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a VERY SMALL garden......so don't go thinking it will be on a huge scale like the rest of Seattle. Think of it as a hidden gem. The gardens are very nice, calming. Everyone in our group ages 8-72 enjoyed this. There are large koi fish that have gotten used to people feeding them so you can buy a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Wow, spent $12 for 15 minutes. Tiny spot. Nicely groomed. Not a lot to see but the lake. They were also working on the road right outside the garden, so not very Zen when jackhammers are pounding away on the other side of the fence.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Much smaller than expected, but still a neat and nicely laid out garden. We strolled leisurely around the pond and enjoyed seeing the koi being fed from the bridge and seeing the 200 year old stone lantern from Kobe. The azaleas and rhododendrons had just peaked, I can only imagine how colorful the grounds would be covered in flowers ...... More 

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