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Japanese Tea Garden

1000 Lake Washington Blvd., Seattle, WA 98112
206 684 4725
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Ranked #42 of 178 Attractions in Seattle
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: On the third Saturday of every month at 1:30 PM, a Japanese tea ceremony is staged in this...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
44 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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83 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 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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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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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30 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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