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Seattle Japanese Garden

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1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112-3755
+1 206-684-4725
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Peaceful Beauty

Visited the Japanese Gardens for my first time in the fall season. The first time I went was in... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2018
Shantell B
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Bothell, Washington
Serenity in the city

It may be one of the smaller parks but the scenery is amazing. There are nooks and crannies for one... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2018
L C
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Kansas City, Kansas
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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 seattlejapanesegarden.org.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112-3755
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"fall colors"
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"washington park arboretum"
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"water features"
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"stepping stones"
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"peaceful place"
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

Visited the Japanese Gardens for my first time in the fall season. The first time I went was in Spring and it was beautiful but the fall colors are stunning. It’s small, with easy walking paths. If you want to get in to some really...More

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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

It may be one of the smaller parks but the scenery is amazing. There are nooks and crannies for one to sit and contemplate life. It doesn’t take much for one to easily leave the hustle and bustle behind as it’s such a quiet setting....More

Thank L C
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

While small, paling in comparison to the gardens in Portland and Japan, this garden is a gem, beautiful in all seasons, but particularly so in the spring and fall. WE go in both seasons every year and always have a lovely walk. Lot's of great...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2018

We were visiting from the UK and meeting up with some friends so this was a perfect way to meet up and chat as we strolled around the garden.

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Reviewed December 12, 2017

Not a large Japanese garden but well laid out. The garden was developed around an early 17th century style known as stroll gardens. With winding paths, benches, water features and bridges. The fall colours were wonderful during our visit in November.

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Reviewed December 7, 2017

After traveling around Olympic National Park and Mount Rainier this Garden was not overly impressive. It's a neat garden that offers you a sense of peace and calm while in the City but it wasn't anything spectacular.

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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

This meticulously manicured, Classical Japanese garden, with its lovely plantings, stepping stones across musical brooks, and serene central pond which reflects the surrounding trees offers a wonderful place to stroll with friends or family :)). Our visit during mid autumn coincided with brilliant displays of...More

1  Thank G C
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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

The Japanese maples were beautiful! Nice walk to combine with a trip to the Arboretum. The fall is a nice time to visit.

Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

A Beautiful spot that's serene, relaxing and not too far from downtown Seattle or the Eastside. It's a great place to go as a family for well-behaved kids, couple or solo. Lots of places to stop and take in the beauty of the water and...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous in any season and in any weather. Every season it looks entirely different. Artists may want to bring a sketchbook. Nature lovers, watch the pond edges for bullfrogs, turtles and baby koi, depending on the season. Fish lovers, don't miss those koi as some...More

Thank Laura M
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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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HPNY_12
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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