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Japanese Tea Garden

1000 Lake Washington Blvd., Seattle, WA 98112
206 684 4725
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Ranked #56 of 213 Attractions in Seattle
Type: Gardens
Description: 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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Montreal, Canada
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Beautiful Japanese gardens the access of which is taken away enough from the city center. Gardens are maintained well and are worth the interest to spend certain moment there to rest and think about the sense of the life.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Small but beautiful and worth visiting. Beautiful ponds and colourful fish are an added attraction. Lovely plants and very old Japanese lace leaf maple, Japanese attractions like the moon viewing platform, Kobe lantern 3.5 ton hand carved granite of 200 years old are worth visiting. There are guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 12.30 & 2.30 PM. Better check... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I recently visited the Japanese Garden. We ended up walking there from downtown, because we were given inaccurate directions. Don't walk - take the bus, cab it, or drive. It's a LONG walk. There's an easy bus that goes from Westlake Centre area. The garden is really beautiful, I'm not sure what else to say! However, it's situated right by... More

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Its a nice beautiful garden, but I don't want to pay $6 a person to see it again. Its pretty small as far as Japanese Gardens go, but it was peaceful and well taken care of.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I always say the enjoyment of any attraction depends on the following: your personal tastes, your expectations, and the company you keep. With that said, here are my thoughts: PROs: -if you've never seen a Japanese Garden, this would be a nice little introduction to the concept - there is a little of everything here - bonsai trees, shrubs, trees... More

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Calgary, Canada
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29 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Who ever designed this garden is a great disgrace to the beauty and tranquility characterized by a Japanese Garden. The moment you went into the garden, you are overcrowded by big tall trees. You feel small, and that is not a good characteristic of a Japanese Garden. It is not a small garden, but the designer made it feels small.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Japanese Garden offers tranquility. Walking about the pond and trees was refreshing. You can also feed the fish (they are big fishes). Excellent place for couples and family. A sign was posted outside the entrance that there has been several break ins for cars, and warned us to lock our belongings out of view of potential thieves. There was... More

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Longwood, FL
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a separate section of the Washington Park Arboretum. Very relaxing; this is a great stroll and well-maintained. There were several spots to sit and take in the various views. Feeding the koi was enjoyable as well.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We loved walking around this garden. Especially enjoyed the walking tour, well worth our time. Very nice tea shop in the garden but has overpriced goodies.

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Tucson, Arizona
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457 helpful votes 457 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I recommend a stop here for anyone interested in Japanese gardens. This small one (3.5 acres) was created by Juki Ida, a famous Japanese garden designer. It has all the features expected in this style of garden, from waterfalls to a huge hand-carved granite lantern. Greenery includes thousands of plants, such as cherry, maple and Gingko biloba trees; rhododendrons; azaleas;... More

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