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Kubota Garden

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Address: 9817 55th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118
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Kubota Garden is a 20-acre American-Japanese garden that was the vision of...

Kubota Garden is a 20-acre American-Japanese garden that was the vision of Japanese immigrant Fujitaro Kubota when he purchased the first 5-acres of logged off swampland in 1927. The garden grew to 20-acres and was developed concurrent with Kubota's landscaping business. He returned to the garden and continued its development after being incarcerated during WWII. In 1981, the 4.5 acre core was designated a Historic Landmark, and the City of Seattle purchased the garden from the Kubota family in 1987. The garden is an urban oasis, criss-crossed with streams and paths, ponds and waterfalls, rich with flora and fauna and a popular destination year-round. The garden is maintained by the City, and supported by the Kubota Garden Foundation.

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First time visitors--outstanding!

This park is not to be missed--by locals or visitors. WE enjoyed our walk through this wonderful place--even on a cool, occasionally rainy day! Seattle is fortunate to have such... read more

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Massillon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This park is not to be missed--by locals or visitors. WE enjoyed our walk through this wonderful place--even on a cool, occasionally rainy day! Seattle is fortunate to have such a unique park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful Garden. Very relaxing to walk through and view the beautiful vegetation. Would be beautiful for a photo shoot for engagement/wedding.

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1 Thank Chris W
Port Orchard, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the park. Even on a cloudy gloomy day, its beautiful to walk around, check out the trees, plants, and turtles.

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Cripple Creek, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful rainforest, worth the visit! Be sure to wear walking shoes and dress from the weather.....

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1 Thank Nazarite
Renton, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful garden. My son and I stopped by on a snowy day. Absolutely beautiful!!! Can't wait to see the summer version of this garden.

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Bothell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is a mustt see and walk if you're in the neighborhood. One of the nicest parks in the city with plenty to see and spend an hour or two appreciating nature. A neighborhood must do.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

I walk thru here on my way home from school every day and it really is a beautiful place to sit and shake off any stress.

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1 Thank CaribbeanFan79
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Came here with a girlfriend to walk our dogs. It's a small garden/park so don't expect to be there too long. It's a pretty garden with little trails up and around. Fun, like a mini maze. Gardens, plants and flowers to see. We enjoyed ourselves but wouldn't miss it if we don't visit it again.

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Woodland Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

its well kept even in the dead of winter...you can see how beautiful it owuld be come spring/summer time. Definitely will be back when spring/summer comes and maybe there'll be some bloomage going on...

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

A clean quiet park to relax, be surrounded by nature, read or websurf; enjoyable during all times of the year.

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