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Beautifully maintained Japanese Garden!

We spent about an hour here just before closing. The winding paths and water bridges are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New Jersey
Truly a hidden gem!

This was such a fantastic garden to visit! I'm yet to visit Japan, but I'd like to think that this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Antonio, Texas
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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

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank thetompsons57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Storyteller829078
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank alv_407
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Carl V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being in this place makes me want to start planning my new backyard. Then i realize something, what will we do with the old backyard? This IS the kind of place you can just come to and meditate.

Thank jeff p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I visited the Japanese garden in September. It was beautiful and so peaceful. Definitely worth it!

Thank Julie V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a secret Jewell in the crown of the great Northwest. It was one of the finest Japanese Gardens I have ever been to. Even more authentic than the very special Buchart Gardens Japanese Garden, which I also recommend in beautiful Victoria Canada. What I...More

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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
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.