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Address: 9817 55th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98178
Phone Number: 206 684 4584
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Quietude and a Hidden Gem

I almost hate to review this as it is a little secret of the area. This is a renovated garden park with elements of a Japanese Garden. It is out of the way, usually quiet and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Seattle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I almost hate to review this as it is a little secret of the area. This is a renovated garden park with elements of a Japanese Garden. It is out of the way, usually quiet and tranquil and a great place to just relax, walk your dog, or meditate the time away. Also very inexpensive if not free.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It amazes me that this elegant japanese garden, tucked away in South Seattle was the work of only one man. It's huge! And I'm glad to see it's been saved and is slowly being restored. It's a lovely place to walk, get away from the noise of the city and become one with nature for a short bit. I like... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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143 reviews 143 reviews
111 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great to see almost year round. We went on a overcast day in the fall and everything was still amazing. Spend easily 2 hours here, relaxing and enjoying the amazing garden.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I was told about this garden from some friends who visited over 10 years ago and were so impressed that they remembered and recommended it. It was created by a Japanese immigrant who imported many plants and trees as well as structures from Japan to build the garden. My husband and I went on a Sunday morning and were lucky... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Find this- it is worth it. Be sure to leave a donation. It is amazing that this Garden is free. So many lovely picture spots.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The gardens were beautiful, the tour guide awesome. Unfortunately while we were visiting our school bus was robbed. Clearly there are signs that state a warning, and as long as you don't ignore them you shouldn't have anything to worry about. The gardens do not deserve a bad rating because of the scummy thieves in the area. There are thieves... More 

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Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The tradition that can create a space like this has something to teach us. I recommend going alone, finding a place where you can sit still for a long time, and just listening for the lesson.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is a magical, serene, amazingly beautiful Japanese garden in the middle of a suburb in south Seattle. Don't miss it! I would say it's an essential tourist stop of the Northwest. Below is some info from the Seattle Parks website: ABOUT THE PARK Hidden in South Seattle, Kubota Garden is a stunning 20 acre landscape that blends Japanese garden... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I grew up just a few blocks from these gardens and have watched them gow over the past 40 years. It is truly a hidden gem.

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seattle
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a beautiful, less formal Japanese garden and so enjoyable! Kids love it too! Nice place to appreciate our life.

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