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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Casper, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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 24 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 6 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 24 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 154 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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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We loved walking through the Arboretum in Seattle. The admission to the Japanese Garden was a bit expensive for the size of the garden...$6.00 per person...but was worth it to walk through such a quiet and well manicured garden.

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Filer, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

There is a small entry entry fee into the garden. It is located adjacent to a high traffic road which is blocked by the fence and shrubs. The garden is very well groomed. There are water features and a large pond where you can feed Koi fish. There were also ducks and small turtles in the pond. There were small... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a small garden that may have once been nice. Now it looks shabby and in addition to the continuous heavy traffic noise there is a very loud engine/sucking tube/maintenance thing that howls non-stop. Bring ear-plugs. The vegetation seems to have suffered from neglect and drought. 5 minutes should be plenty to walk the entire thing and then escape... More 

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Additional Information about Japanese Tea Garden

Address: 1000 Lake Washington Blvd., Seattle, WA 98112
Phone Number: 206 684 4725
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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