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Kubota Garden

9817 55th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98178
206 684 4584
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Ranked #18 of 212 attractions in Seattle
Type: Gardens
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Sky Valley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Was sort of hard yo get to... You have to take an awkward turn.. But soooo worth it! Listen Take your valuables with you..don't leave in car..but wow? every corner holds another layer of beauty another scene???take your camera.

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Seattle, Washington
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The is a beautiful garden that no one knows about. It is now part of the Seattle Parks. Really well worth the visit. During the week there is almost no one else around.

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Fresno
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This garden is absolutely beautiful! A true must see in Seattle. It has many little walking paths that take you around the garden, and when you least expect it, it shows you something new, like a beautiful landscape, or waterfalls, and bridges. You will not be disappointed. Very peaceful!

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is an incredibly beautiful and peaceful place to stroll and reflect in a "Japanese meets Pacific Northwest" garden originally designed by Fujitaro Kubota in the late 20's. Now owned by the city of Seattle and maintained by the Department of Parks and Recreation, the landscaping combines the well-manicured style of a traditional Japanese garden with the more lush and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Beautiful garden, amazing plant life varieties. Much larger than I expected. Fun paths and surprises in the trees. We saw koi, turtles, and a cute little bunny rabbit that followed us around. Nice people and a wonderful short nap by a pond. And did I mention admission is free?

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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautiful concept and a nice change if you want to get out of Seattle proper. However, many areas seem overgrown and need more grooming - particularly as this is Japanese-style garden. Unless you are in the area (about 30 min south of Seattle), would recommend going to the Japanese Garden in Seattle, near the arboretum.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a lovely garden, one of the nicest I seen, even compared to the ones in Japan. Although they are constructing a terrace.in a portion of garden, it still very beautiful. It is a calm, quiet walk through well kept plantings. Not to be missed if you enjoy gardens or need a little peace from the city.

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Williamsburg, VA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Lovely garden walk, peaceful, beautiful plants, waterfalls. A wedding was taking place while there..........Eastern Indian family in fantastic dresses. It was a special day.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This might be my 2nd favorite place this side of heaven. It is in a crazy location pretty close to the airport (so weird). You would never guess it was there if you didn't know it. When you first walk in, it doesn't really look like much, but just keep walking. It will blow you away. So beautiful. There are... More

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

You would never guess such a huge place was hidden here. I feel like every time I go here, I would find something I missed the previous time. It's a great place if you like exploring, as there are tons of little hidden spots in the trees and paths that you must enter! My favorite spot is the pine tree-fort.... More

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