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Stunning beauty!

Of all the city gardens we have toured over the years, this hidden gem of Seattle is second only to... read more

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McKinney, Texas
lovely afternoon in the park!

First stop for out of town guests to enjoy...beautiful! And we took a bus from our Capitol Hill... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
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An oasis of tranquility in the city, Seattle Japanese Garden invites visitors to indulge their senses and immerse themselves in quiet beauty. The Seattle Japanese Garden is open from March through November each year. More information on hours at...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112-3755
+1 206-684-4725
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of all the city gardens we have toured over the years, this hidden gem of Seattle is second only to the Butchart Gardens of Vancouver Island. We spent a couple of hours exploring here on a quiet and peaceful autumn weekday afternoon. The cool and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First stop for out of town guests to enjoy...beautiful! And we took a bus from our Capitol Hill B'n'B....how easy is that.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ruze
Reviewed January 8, 2019

The Seattle Japanese Garden is a quiet place with some very nice flora. There is also a pond in the center filled with koi fish and a bridge. If you are lucky enough to see this garden in Autumn, the colors are surreal, especially with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nomadfamilytravelers
Reviewed December 28, 2018

I am a fan of the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco. The Seattle garden is well maintained and has beautiful walking paths. The main entrance is a bit plain and ordinary but once inside, it's a lovely 5-acre stroll.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mark W
Reviewed December 12, 2018

You can't go wrong here if you want some quiet time. Take a walk in any part of the gardens. Hushed. Colorful and subdued. Zen.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lindamillerplays
Reviewed November 27, 2018

It's a beautiful place year round but especially in the spring. Well maintained, neat, and detailed. Feeding the fish is a fun experience for kids and adults alike.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank YamasMama
Reviewed November 23, 2018

This was close to where we were staying. It was a lovely stroll and it was close to the Arboretum as well. We also had coffee and a treat at a nice coffee shop across the street from the Japanese Garden.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bonniebart
Reviewed November 10, 2018

We spent about an hour here just before closing. The winding paths and water bridges are beautiful. There are many benches to rest and take in the ambiance.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank thegangof4inNJ
Reviewed November 1, 2018

This was such a fantastic garden to visit! I'm yet to visit Japan, but I'd like to think that this is what the beautiful gardens there look like. Do buy the fish foo so you can get a closer look at the fish! Peaceful and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

If you come to the Seattle Arboretum stop in at the Japanese garden it is worth the admission and don’t forget to buy the fish food for 1.00 it was worth it and the fish come to you! I think it closes for the winter...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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April 19, 2018|
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Response from stacicooperhoffmann | Reviewed this property |
Nope. Much of this garden is not accessible with a wheelchair
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Response from 60sgal | Reviewed this property |
It's pretty at any time of year but best in the spring.
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Response from Kathy H | Reviewed this property |
No, cafe or food. We ate at the waterfront.
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