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Spring has arrived in Seattle! Plan a visit to the Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden is always beautiful but visiting in the spring and fall are always extra... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alec D
Seattle, Washington
Picture perfect garden

This garden is beautiful and well maintained. It gets super crowded on the weekends, so if you can... 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 3 days ago

The Japanese Garden is always beautiful but visiting in the spring and fall are always extra special. There are many flowering plants and tree's in the garden. It currently would be a great time for a visit. (remember it's not free)

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alec D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This garden is beautiful and well maintained. It gets super crowded on the weekends, so if you can visit it during the week to get a little more breathing space. Between the immaculate landscaping and the gourgeous koi in the pond you can spend hours...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It closes during the winter months ehic we did not know until we got there but we were able to walk a path around part of the gardens and it looked beautiful , even in the winter.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Phillips J
Reviewed February 1, 2019

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
Thank TexasVoyager_BW
Reviewed January 15, 2019

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
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Response from stacicooperhoffmann | Reviewed this property |
Nope. Much of this garden is not accessible with a wheelchair
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.
July 25, 2016|
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Response from Kathy H | Reviewed this property |
No, cafe or food. We ate at the waterfront.