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Seattle Japanese Garden

1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112-3755
+1 206-684-4725
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One of the true treasures of Seattle!

This is located very close to the Arboretum, and it is also worth a visit. It is small enough to be... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
San Antonio
Beautiful Fall Colours at Seattle Japanese Garden

Just came back from a weekend in Seattle, where there was no rain! It's the height of Fall Colors... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
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On the third Saturday of every month at 1:30 PM, a Japanese tea ceremony is staged in this beautiful garden.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112-3755
+1 206-684-4725
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is located very close to the Arboretum, and it is also worth a visit. It is small enough to be enjoyed in a short time, but beautiful enough to spend more time. The Autumn splendor was spectacular, and a photographer's paradise. There is a...More

Thank SAPhotogal
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Just came back from a weekend in Seattle, where there was no rain! It's the height of Fall Colors now, and I, along with a throng of other visitors, went to the Japanese Garden on Saturday. It's not a huge garden. Admission was $6, reasonable....More

Thank ClaireFromYVR
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This really is a small jewel, especially in fall when we visited. A true Japanese garden, serene, the path meanders giving constant new views. The water features are wonderful. Well placed rocks allowed us to cross the little brook which feed a good sized pond....More

1  Thank 662marc
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a beautiful area year round. The price of admission is $6 for adults and well worth it. It is especially gorgeous in fall when the many varied maples turn color.

Thank Michael_Keller
Reviewed 18 October 2016

You'd never know you are in Seattle walking this excellent Japanese Garden just a couple miles from downtown. The #11 bus from downtown (pick it up at Nordstrom's as just 1 location) takes you directly to its entrance at the corner of Madison Avenue and...More

Thank AirWavesC42MKII
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Our son and his fiance wanted a couple of snaps in the garden with the fall colors for their "save a date" wedding cards so the 6 of us piled into cars and went on a Sunday afternoon. Finding a parking spot for 3 cars...More

Thank SandJbusytravelers
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I love this place. I visit often during the Fall Colors season and in the Spring. It's a nice, tightly-packaged, well-manicured visual feast. You can also cross the street and wander through the Washington Park Arboretum for free if you need more trees and colors.

Thank seattlenativemike
Reviewed 5 October 2016

One of the most beautiful hidden spots in Seattle, this small garden has treasures around every corner. Very well maintained, with a brochure that provides good background information. Hungry koi, sunning turtles, a stream with bridges and stepping stones, benches to sit and admire the...More

Thank Elle454
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Did not want to drive in the Seattle traffic so opted to take public transport. Street cars took us as far as the Zoo only to find that the shuttle does not work in the week only a service bus, both of which only runs...More

Thank Festie
Reviewed 23 September 2016

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.

Thank heatherf744
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Response from 60sgal | Reviewed this property |
It's pretty at any time of year but best in the spring.
26 July 2016|
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Response from Kathy H | Reviewed this property |
No, cafe or food. We ate at the waterfront.