1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112, USA
The gardens are beautiful and well-manicured. As part of the much larger park, I’m not sure the Japanese Garden is worth $8 per person, as it is small relative to the whole complex (free everywhere except here). It is refreshing to see many of the native plantings of Japan, and the grounds are nicely cared for. The staff is friendly and informative. Just be aware that the facility is not extensive, and it can’t be recommended for budget minded tourists.
Beautiful garden close to the city. It was great going during fall to see the changing colors. It is smaller than expected, but the price to get in is very reasonable. Parking near the garden is sparse, so if you don't mind walking, I'd recommend using another lot in the park and taking a trail walk to the garden.
Tranquil and relaxing, that is the way to describe this place. It's like a little garden away from all the city noise. The scenery is beautiful and the layout takes you on a journey. My favorite spot was the cabana place at the top of the hill, the breeze was nice and you could see the whole part from up there. This is a good place to go if you just need to get away and think. There was too many people during the time that we went, so it was a plus.
Great place to visit if a tourist or a local. Incredibly reasonable prices, very peaceful and very friendly staff. Highly recommend going to the tea ceremony if possible, it really made the entire trip and experience worth it even more. Also, it would be worth going during different times of the year if you can.
Beautiful. We went on a Saturday in late October, and it really was stunning... like a very mini Butchart. Very busy, (you're not going to have quiet reflection time) and it's almost impossible to take a photo without having people in the background. Getting a clean shot requires a lot of patience and creativity. On that topic, I overheard that tripods were not allowed during normal hours.