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Seattle Japanese Garden

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Address: 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112
Phone Number: 206 684 4725
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On the third Saturday of every month at 1:30 PM, a Japanese tea ceremony is...

On the third Saturday of every month at 1:30 PM, a Japanese tea ceremony is staged in this beautiful garden.

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Unique Garden

Be sure to bring your camera! Beautifully designed Asian park with artistic trees and blooming plants. Ponds contain Koi, which you can feed (fish food available at entry). A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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SEATTLE
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66 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to bring your camera! Beautifully designed Asian park with artistic trees and blooming plants. Ponds contain Koi, which you can feed (fish food available at entry). A favorite for wedding photos--spring and autumn are particularly lovely.

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Framingham, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small but beautiful Japanese garden. The paths lead around and over a lovely pond that has large koi, some turtles and lilies. The trees and bushes have been lovingly trimmed making this a very beautiful and peaceful garden.

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London, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this park on a Sunny, Sunday in July. Entrance fee is $6 p/p but it's still well worth a visit. This park would be best to visit in spring or fall, for the beautiful maple tree colours in fall and wisteria in spring. The garden houses a pond filled with large Koi fish and some turtles, these are... More 

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NY NY
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is tiny but worth the visit. Unfortunately, the sound of continual car traffic kills the tranquility one expects visiting a Japanese garden.

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Thank RSDgirl
Edmonds, Washington
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229 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This garden is located on the site of University Washington/Arboretum and has been here for decades. A great place to relax and to enjoy an authentic Japanese garden.

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Thank Vnvet68
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My second visit while vacationing in Seattle. Wonderful. Seattle has amazing parks and this is a beautiful example.

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Thank Tina P
La Porte, Texas
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69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is a nice Japanese garden worth the time and the reward is a little peace, tranquility, and down time. All for the low, low price of $6. What makes this really cool is that the plantings have been placed to give a fresh vista from almost any location in the garden so that each step around the ponds provide... More 

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California
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

It was worth the cab ride over from Space Needle if you enjoy the tranquillity of Japanese gardens. It is gorgeous in mid-May when the wisteria is still in full bloom. Overall, it is a small peaceful space to enjoy pretty much during anytime of day.

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Bogota, Colombia
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Beatiful gardening and landscaping, really beatifull, pacefull, full of postal card photo oportunities, turtles and koi fishes, paved tracks and a small stream... this garden is worthy the admision ticket,

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San Clemente, California
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We visited on a quiet and drizzly day. Other than the unsupervised and noisy kids, I felt like we were back in Japan without the 13 hour flight. Very calming and beautiful to say the least. While not large, it provides a peaceful escape from nearby traffic. Worth a quick visit...

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