It's SO much fun to learn about all of the different cultures in the world, and often in a big city you get a chance to experience a different culture first hand - especially when you head to the Seattle Japanese Garden!
This beautiful experience lets you explore 3.5 acres of formal garden, which was designed by world-renowned Japanese garden designer Juki Iida. So you know it's going to be something special!
The Japanese Garden is a great place to just spend some time strolling through the beautiful designs and colors. Kids can look at what makes these gardens so different to the ones they know!
It's not just a place to admire the plants and flowers, but also a place where you can learn about another culture. They offer free public tours (with admission) on weekends, and one of the gardens very informative docents will take you round and fill you in on the history and culture.
Why read in a classroom when you can visit and experience it first hand!
The Japanese Gardens also have fascinating events throughout the year. They have celebrations of Children's Day, as well as garden parties and Moon Viewing Festivals. Certainly worth grabbing the family and seeing how Japanese culture celebrates such occasions.
For those interested in photography or drawing, it's certainly a brilliant place to take your camera or sketch pad and challenge your skills a little more.
A beautiful Japanese Garden oasis in Seattle!
Seattle Japanese Garden is located within the Washington Park Arboretum, at 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E. Seattle, Washington 98112. Parking is free.Get directions
$4 (Ages 6 to 17)
Their mission is to enrich the lives of the community by offering this cultural and educational experience for everyone who visits!
It's best to grab something before you arrive, so your tummies won't be rumbling as you enjoy the serene gardens!
Final entry to the garden is 45 minutes before closing. They also offer guided tours so check online for the times before you arrive!
You can download tour brochures and trail maps from their website to enjoy for your time there
Speak to staff about the accessibility of the gardens, however they do try and offer access for everyone
Check out the annual family passes, or for an individual, as they can be great value for money! Some events are an additional fee on top of admission.