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Seattle Japanese Garden

1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112-3755
+1 206-684-4725
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Nice but not out of this world

Maybe we are a little spoiled but we were both a little disappointed here. It's a nice garden but... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Kim D
via mobile
Serenity in the middle of the city!

Recently went for the first time. Grounds are beautiful and well manicured. The gardens offered... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Bellingham, Washington
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112-3755
+1 206-684-4725
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Maybe we are a little spoiled but we were both a little disappointed here. It's a nice garden but just not super impressive. I just expected more from Seattle on this one. It was fairly easy to get around for a handicap scooter. It was...More

Thank Kim D
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Recently went for the first time. Grounds are beautiful and well manicured. The gardens offered peaceful serenity in the midst of the busy city. This is a great place to spend an hour or so!

1  Thank Bellinghamster64
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I went during one of the Japanese cultural festivals, Otsukimi, or moon viewing. It was a beautiful park with an amazing atmosphere. It was definitely worth the price. The tea ceremony was incredibly interesting and inspiring.

1  Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We visited on a Thursday and entry was free. This is a beautiful spot in Seattle that was a very peaceful retreat after a busy day of sight-seeing in the city.

1  Thank Amydwoodward
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The Japanese Gardens are part of the University of Washington Campus, but they have their own extra entrance fee ($ 6 for adults). However, it is completely worth it. The gardens were serene and magnificent! They were beautiful and intricately laid out. There was a...More

Thank MKP5456
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Be ready to do some walking to enjoy the beautiful Japanese Garden. Trees, flowers, ponds and streams, fish, and more. It is a must see sight in Seattle.

1  Thank Gonzalo D
Reviewed 1 June 2017

$6 fee-no parking was available on the weekend so I went back midweek-no problem parking and found the park not too crowded. Good for photos.

Thank Stjudemomcat
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Very harmonious place to visit. Tucked away in the city is this tranquil garden filled with beauty. The koi fish and turtles are extremely content. Very nice place to visit.

Thank PennQuarterPetunia
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We visited these lovely grounds on a sunny day. The path through the flowering plants was not difficult nor too long. However, there were a few uneven steps.

Thank KellyBearbooks
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This garden is a must visit for my wife and I every time we are in Seattle. We have been 3 times now at different times of the year and there's always something interesting to see. In spring the fruit trees are all flowering, in...More

1  Thank Freerange13
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31 December 2016|
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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.