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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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Lovely sanctuary in the Arboretum

even this time of year when not much is in bloom or the maple trees have not sprouted yet you will enjoy walking through this garden. We were here on a reasonably nice day and all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Seattle
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127 reviews 127 reviews
54 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

even this time of year when not much is in bloom or the maple trees have not sprouted yet you will enjoy walking through this garden. We were here on a reasonably nice day and all of us felt a calming of the senses to watch the Koi in the pond and the turtles that lined up on an exposed... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This little garden is surprisingly nice! I didn't go with any major expectations but it was quite pretty on a sunny Fall afternoon with multi-colored Maple leaves & well placed elements. Check the hours on their website before you visit as they vary by season.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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133 reviews 133 reviews
44 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I have visited this Japanese Garden over many years and in all seasons. It is brilliantly laid out and planted, with the result that there is always something to look at. I only wish they had an easy way of identifying the plants for visitors. Combine it with a walk through the Arboretum, which surrounds it, and you have a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We visit a lot of "Japanese" gardens in our travels and this one is world class. Clearly well thought out and designed when it was built, it is now mature and extremely well maintained. (They were literally out on hands and knees clipping the moss the day we were there) Serene and calming, there is also a tea house where... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A lovely, quiet place to escape the hustle of city, while still inside the city. Small, but obviously well taken care of down to the smallest details. Treat yourself, sit by the pond watch the koi, resident blue heron, and the turtles bask in the sun. If I lived in Seattle, this would be my go to place for a... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This was our second visit to the Japanese Garden from all the way across the country in Washington DC. The maples had turned fire red and orange in contrast to the evergreens and water. In addition to ourselves there was one other family there a 3pm and a pair of monks in saffron robes watching the water in the lotus... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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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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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
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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Vancouver
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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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