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Seattle Japanese Garden

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Address: 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112
Phone Number: 206 684 4725
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

On the third Saturday of every month at 1:30 PM, a Japanese tea...

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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Georgeous walk

Early morning walk. A bit overpriced at $6.00 for a quick walk. However, the walk and the memory is worth a whole lot more than an overpriced cup of Starbucks. Sunny bright day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Craig W
Elizabeth, Colorado
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Elizabeth, Colorado
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Early morning walk. A bit overpriced at $6.00 for a quick walk. However, the walk and the memory is worth a whole lot more than an overpriced cup of Starbucks. Sunny bright day in Seattle, just lucky I suppose.

Thank Craig W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went in october but it's beautiful almost year round. Great job keeping everything trimmed and blooming optimally.

Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to say, that even in early winter (November) this is a beautiful and peaceful garden to walk through. Though half the trees don't have leaves, there area still others that stay in foliage and bloom year round here. Plus you have the serenity of the water, the fish and of course the turtles. In my opinion this is... More 

Thank CR-Roller
Seattle, Washington
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307 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Japanese Garden is always fun to visit. But at it's best in the spring and fall. It's a great place to take friends or family who are visiting Seattle. Normally there is plenty of parking.

Thank Alec D
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135 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a very quiet and relaxing spot and the Japanese maples of gold, orange and red were just awesome. The grounds keeping is perfect yet the leaves yet to be raked made for a beautiful sight both on the grass and floating down the streams. Highly recommend you visit during late October time of year.

Thank Mikeofokc
Seattle, Washington
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144 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Japanese Garden in the Arboretum is absolutely beautiful. There is a small fee to enter the garden, but you can stay and stroll the paths all afternoon or to your heart's desire. It is right across the street from the Washington Park Arboretum (which is free), another great attraction. The garden and arboretum are particularly gorgeous in the fall.

Thank Alison A
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Everything seems so nice. All the garden is in a maple red. So quiet and so cool. It's a good place for family tour, even though frequent rainfalls.

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Orange County
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Peaceful and serene, this Japanese garden is a little slice of heaven in this busy world. We visited in October and the reds, yellows, oranges and greens of the leaves were awe-inspiring. There are benches to sit on and watch the large Koi swimming or the Blue Heron striking a majestic pose. We really enjoyed this garden and recommend it... More 

Thank laughstooloud
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I'd probably describe this as a good "third day in Seattle" attraction. It's a nice garden; well laid out and won't take up too much of your time, but, unless you have a particular interest in Japanese gardens, I wouldn't go there until you'd exhausted all the better known attractions Seattle has to offer.

Thank AScotsmanAbroad
Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Small Pretty Peaceful Japanese Garden in the Washington Park Arboretum area. We would advise you to include a walk through the entire arboretum - we didn't have time to do that - since the Japanese area didn't take long to enjoy. However, it was perfect for the amount of time we had.

Thank Beth2854

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