Seattle Japanese Garden, Seattle

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  • While small, paling in comparison to the gardens in Portland and Japan, this garden is a gem, beautiful in all seasons, but particularly so in the spring and fall. WE go in both seasons every year and...  more »
  • We were visiting from the UK and meeting up with some friends so this was a perfect way to meet up and chat as we strolled around the garden.  more »
  • 9 months and beyond to visit wet season in the dry season, are starting to cool breezes and the scenery was so well. Seemed delicate natural also carved the feeling was there.
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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.
  • More and more questions arises when your here alone. Expe rice is wonderful Love every bit of this park really cool of you and much to see around specially in Capitol Hill. I would like to see if there is any type of show go on here because it would look really nice specially at dark that is when I think this place would be lit up now it’s Christmas and can’t wait to see the frozen side of this park.
  • 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.

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