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Seattle Japanese Garden

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Address: 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112-3755
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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This little garden gem was an unexpected but wonderful treat. Tucked away in a somewhat residential area, the garden offers a gentle walking path through various styles of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Frederick, Maryland
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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This little garden gem was an unexpected but wonderful treat. Tucked away in a somewhat residential area, the garden offers a gentle walking path through various styles of Japanese Gardens. The garden is well maintained and the Koi pond was lovely.

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Redmond
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I visited the Garden in early September and we'll definitely go back as autumn colors show up more. (This really is a garden for all seasons!) Walking is very easy; the hardscape is thoughtfully done and plants are stunning. The brochure gives great background on the different parts of the garden and what exactly "Japanese garden" means.... More 

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love gardens and was looking forward to my visit to Seattle to see all of the greenery (it's pretty brown in Texas in September). The gardens did not disappoint. While I loved all of the Japanese Maples (and the moss-like grass growing on the ground around them), I think my favorite were the turtles and the huge koi in... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Japanese Gardens have beautiful landscaping, spring blossoms are stunning, overall, a really lovely garden visit.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have only been to one other Japanese garden (Balboa Park San Diego), and this was, I think, much nicer. The gardens are well taken care of in general, but the plentiful moss, Japanese maples, and azaleas were real stunners. Though the jet traffic overhead and car traffic outside were a little too loud to call it "tranquil" or "calm",... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Other than the Chihuly Glass Museum, this was my favorite part of Seattle. We initially got to the Washing Park Arboretum at 10am and took a nice walk through it to get to the Japanese garden. Beautiful garden, didn't expect it to be so nice. It was very crowded either. I believe admission was 10$ each, but for an extra... More 

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Albrighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the top five Japanese gardens in the USA. Small but very beautiful. Watched the fish. The colours of Autumn are just starting to show.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a bit small but quite beautiful. The atmosphere is very quiet and serene. It's also fun to watch the fishes and titles in the pond.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got engaged here!!!!!!!! Officially my favorite place on earth! The atmosphere was perfect! For $1, we fed koi fish and watched as they peacefully made their way through the pond. Turtles parading around as well. It was absolutely perfect!

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Take a stroll through the Japanese Garden and enjoy the shade the trees provide. Buy food to feed the Koi at the entrance gate and see them gather just at the sound of your voice. Watch for the turtles that stay partially submerged in hot weather. Listen to the babble of the waterfall running over the rocks. Walk along the... More 

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