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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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Tiny but beautiful

The garden is super small. We had a baby and someone with a cane and it still only took us maybe 20 minutes to walk the whole way around the park. But it's really beautiful. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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97 reviews 97 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The garden is super small. We had a baby and someone with a cane and it still only took us maybe 20 minutes to walk the whole way around the park. But it's really beautiful. The trees, the fish, the frogs, the plants, both individually and as a harmonious whole really worked beautifully. The view from the back of the... More 

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Bountiful, Utah
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16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Here is a garden that will put you at ease and take away your stress. You can stay as long as you want or a short stroll through. Your choice. They have guided tours as well.

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The landscape is absolutely astounding. And you'll feel the peacefulness and serenity as soon as you enter the grounds of this well-designed landscape of art. Words cannot even begin to describe how beautiful this place is. You'll have to be there to experience it. The entrance fees are so affordable at $6 per adult and when you see the number... More 

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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It is not big and it's beautiful with all the Japanese garden elements. There is a fees for the visit.

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Washington, the State
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186 reviews 186 reviews
64 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It is so very beautiful there this time of year - or actually, any time of year! The Wisteria are in full bloom, so are the azaleas. The ever-present green bushes give the colors beautiful contrast and offer serenity.

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Seattle
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127 reviews 127 reviews
54 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
45 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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80 helpful votes 80 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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