Seattle Japanese Garden, Seattle

4.4
#16 of 65 in Parks in Seattle
The Seattle Japanese Garden is a formal garden designed and constructed under the supervision of world-renowned Japanese garden designer Juki Iida in 1960. It is a world class Japanese Garden and tourist attraction.

The stone bridges, stepping stones, and rough terrain preserves the authenticity of the Japanese landscaping. The garden also features a pond with a variety of koi, and a traditional Japanese tea house, Shoseian, in which tea ceremonies are held monthly.

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A note to ADA visitors: pathways in the garden are surfaced with gravel which may result in some inconvenience for wheelchair and walker users. The garden does have some ADA access paths.
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  • Japanese garden on the edge of the arboretum, this is a great stop to enjoy some serenity and reflection, especially when the trees are blooming in the spring. Only wish it was a bit further from the ...  more »
  • This garden is a great way to spend a couple hours. Enjoy the quiet, the serenity. Everything is arranged in a specific way for a reason. No photographic equipment is allowed, but there are still plen...  more »
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  • One of my absolute favorite places! The garden is not very big, but the surrounding trees (especially from the arboretum) make it feel vast. It's very pretty and has several sections/areas to explore. You can spend anywhere from 10-15 minutes to a few hours enjoying the garden, depending on how quickly you walk through and how long you want to sit and admire it.
  • Small and well-manicured Japanese garden. 6 to $8 admission and free parking. When we went there were a lot of blooms on all the trees, worth a visit every few years to see what's new

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