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Peaceful. Serene. MUST see.

You can't go wrong here if you want some quiet time. Take a walk in any part of the gardens... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lindamillerplays
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Arbroath, United Kingdom
Beautiful!!

It's a beautiful place year round but especially in the spring. Well maintained, neat, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
YamasMama
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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
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1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112-3755
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Thank thetompsons57
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
Thank Jim C
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

What a secret jewel in the crown of the great Northwest. The Seattle Kubota Garden is one of the finest Japanese Gardens I have been to. It was even more authentic than Jenny Butchart’s lovely first garden at the Butchart Gardens in glorious Victoria British...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

We visited the Seattle Japanese Gardens as a part of our visit to the city, mainly because we had visited other gardens in other states and wanted to see this one too! We booked 2 weeks in advance for one of their tea ceremonies ($10/person...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alv_407
Reviewed October 21, 2018

You'll have to pay a small fee to enter the gardens, but its worth the cost of admission. The grounds are meticulously maintained and beautiful, easy to walk around and enjoy. The koi in the pound seem quite happy and robust, very friendly, too. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jessica R
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Don't use this visit as a "drive by" or a "check off." Instead, just be still, and open your eyes to what the designers have given you. There are almost NO blossoms to catch your eye. Rather, they are using the wide variety of textures...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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sadams70
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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sdayt0n
December 31, 2016|
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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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July 25, 2016|
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Response from Kathy H | Reviewed this property |
No, cafe or food. We ate at the waterfront.
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