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You're on holidays - you are looking at amazing sights all day and you get over whelmed - well take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ann t
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Dublin, Ireland
Beautiful but more signage would help

It's a lovely garden and worth a visit. My only suggestions would be to add more signs as it's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christine D
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Schenectady, New York
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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You're on holidays - you are looking at amazing sights all day and you get over whelmed - well take an hour or two and stroll , get lost, enjoy - what a legacy to be left - Seattle-rs I envy you.

Thank ann t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lovely garden and worth a visit. My only suggestions would be to add more signs as it's easy to get lost, and it would be nice if there were signs to identify the plant species. Tip: There are warnings in the parking lot...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say that I have found a more beautiful park in Seattle. The various main features are all well designed. The trails are perfectly kept, wide and obvious, with side trails filled in as well trimmed tunnels at times to make for a truly...More

1  Thank banksv2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took our baby girl here yesterday on our way to the airport after spending a week vacation in WA. Our locked car was broken into (window smashed) while we were visiting the garden. Our bags were stolen along with almost of...More

Thank Kristy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This garden was beautiful. However, you could get lost in this garden. The map they give you didn't seem accurate and having small signs would have helped. I won't go back to this garden. Seeing it once is enough.

Thank L2825MVkimb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to travel to, this wonderful spot transports you outside of the bustling city and into a beautifully sculptured park. Bring a book to sit and read or simply stroll through this immaculate garden. Wonderful cards for sale at the gate. A very leisurely stroll...More

1  Thank cjaneb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to go to enjoy the beauty of nature. Easy terrain and maticulously maintained. Thank you Kubota Family!

1  Thank mspru
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best Japanese Gardens I’ve seen and we’ve been to many. Go into the depth of the garden to explore, don’t stop at the entrance area or one area. Perfectly maintained for a free entrance park. Just hope that visitors appreciate it more....More

Thank Yelena S
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

There were signs warning of car theft and burglary. Suspicious-looking young men lounged around in the parking lot. We did not feel safe. The garden itself (actually more like a park) was nice. It was a little difficult to navigate within this confusing set of...More

Thank Carlos C
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

I love Japanese gardens, and this is one of the best I have seen. Definitely a masterpiece. Huge variety of plants, and very well established trees. This will be beautiful to visit any time of year.

Thank Kimberly P
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Wrenflys27
17 May 2018|
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Response from KubotaGardenFoundatn | Property representative |
Yes, dogs on leash are allowed. Please keep them on the trails and be sure to clean up after them. There are bags for your use next to the bulletin board adjacent to the parking lot.
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TimeOut2018
19 January 2018|
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Response from Ron D | Reviewed this property |
Their website has metro transit directions which basically is Rt. 106 from downtown Seattle or Renton. Sorry but can't put website here. Ron
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Jonathan J
5 May 2017|
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Response from KubotaGardenFoundatn | Property representative |
There is no cost. Kubota Garden is free.
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