Seattle Japanese Garden, Seattle
About Seattle Japanese Garden, Seattle
Seattle Japanese Garden, Seattle - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112
Ticket Price: 6 USD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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This exquisite 3.5 acre garden, landscaped in Japanese style by master designer Juki Iida, is one of the oldest and most authentic of its kind in the USA. It's full of the usual feature - boulders, streams, ponds with turtles and lilies, cute little bridges, a teahouse, flowering plant, and cherry trees and maple. It's one of the most tranquil places in the city and it is picture perfect. Throughout the year there are exhibitions and events at the garden; find updates on the attraction website. These include photography shows, maple viewing and moon viewing.
Seattle Japanese Garden Information
- Free parking available.
- Not allowed: picnicking, weddings, tripods, or pets.
- Not fully disabled accessible.
- There is a community room available for rent.
Seattle Japanese Garden Ticket Prices
- 6–17 years old, Seniors 65+, College students, and Disabled: $4
- Children 5 and under: Free
Seattle Japanese Garden Opening and Closing Hours
- Hours may be changed for days with special programmes. Check attraction website.
- Guided tours at 12:30pm everyday and also at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday (April - November)
How To reach Seattle Japanese Garden by Public Transport
- Buses 11 and 84 stop E Madison St & LK Washington Blvd.
- Drive to here or take a taxi.
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Beautiful garden in pretty much the heart of Seattle. Entering the arboretum and Japanese Garden transports you to a completely different place while still being in Seattle. I visited it when the Fall colors were quite vibrant and I would highly recommend checking out their Japanese Maple trees.
Small but beautiful. Yearly membership is not pricey, if you live close enough it's worth it. However they can have some private closing time, time to time, make sure to check their website before you go. First time we went, it was closed for some stupid reason (it was like moon viewing preparation or something). Wasting of 1 hour of my life. If you want to go late, they close at 5, but you have to make urself in before 4:30. This young lady in the front today stopped me and my family from entering reason was they close at 5, and it was only 4:23. I have a membership but she cut me off and said "No more visitors today since we close at 5 we have to prepare stuff inside so we don't let anyone in after 4:30." Are you kidding me? Prepare stuff inside? Are you a restaurant? What in the world is she talking about?! Another visitor complained, "Its not even 4:30 yet?!" She eventually let us in but the initial frustration after driving 30 minutes to the location was very annoying. Place is nice, the worker needs to improve their attitude. So before you go, make sure they are open and make sure to get yourself 35 minutes before closing time.
This garden is not worth visiting. Definitely not when it is paid. Or is absolute waste of money. - Parking is tiny - Plenty of East Asian people visit and either photo bomb your pictures or won't move for very long time for you to take pictures. - It will take hardly 30 minutes to tour the whole thing Definitely don't go if you are in a group, you will spend too much money.
Been there in mid-October, probably the best time to visit. Beautiful and calm place. Crowded though, avoid visiting on weekend if you can. It's not big, 20 minutes is enough for bare walk around, better to have 60-90 minutes though for photos and contemplation.
Visited the gardens for the fall colors and it did not disappoint. The gardens are stunning. We arrived a little after noon and parking was rough, cars were lined up everywhere waiting for a spot. There is a $6 entrance fee and a garden tour at 1230pm.
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