1075 Lake Washington Blvd E
Seattle WA 98112
Hours - 2013 Season
|Mar 1 - Mar 30||Tues-Sun||10 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Mar 31 - Sept 21||Mon-Sun||10 a.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Sept 22 - Nov 2||Tues-Sun||10 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Nov 3 - Nov 30||Tues-Sat||10 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
*Garden closing times are subject to weather, available light, and impacts of daylight savings time.
*Admission rates and Garden activities vary according to our events schedule.
Located within the Washington Park Arboretum, this is a 3 1/2 acre formal garden designed and constructed under the supervision of world-renowned Japanese garden designer Juki Iida in 1960.
Adults 18-64: $6
Youths 6–17, Senior Adults 65+, College students with ID, & Disabled: $4
Children 0-5: FREE
Admission restrictions: In order to preserve the unique nature of this garden, and ensure access for all, we do not allow picnicking, weddings, tripods, or pets.
|Family/Dual: $30||Student: $15|
|Individual: $20||Photographer: $75|
Admission rates for normal garden operations are established by the Seattle City Council. The Japanese Garden Advisory Council hosts three annual special events with enhanced admission for fund-raising purposes where Annual passes are not applicable: First Viewing, Children's Day and Moon Viewing.
Free guided tours of the Garden are offered April to October on Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. From June through September, additional weekday tours are offered Monday through Friday @ 12:30 p.m. Please call the Japanese Garden for more details.
With members-only access to the Garden during designated hours, Photographer Memberships offer unparalleled access to the Japanese Garden. During 2013, Photographer Membership photo sessions will be held on the third Thursday of every month from 8 to 10 a.m. (March – October) and every first Saturday of the month from 8 to 10 a.m. (March – November). This category of membership is $75 per person. To learn more contact the ticket booth.
Benefits of a Photographer Membership include:
2013 Photographer Membership photo sessions will be held on:
Saturdays: March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2
Thursdays: March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21
The Seattle Japanese Garden has a small meeting room available to rent on site with a capacity of 49 people. Rental fees are as follows: $25 non-refundable booking fee; $250 refundable deposit; $35 per hour rental fee with a two-hour minimum; $25 per hour facility monitor. Sorry, we are unable to rent the garden grounds for private events.
Seattle Parks and Recreation has a number of sites that serve as excellent ceremony venues. For more information, please go to our Ceremony Guide.
We regret that the Seattle Japanese Garden grounds do not accommodate private rentals of any kind, nor can it allow wedding photography during operating hours.
The Associated Recreation Council enriches the Seattle Japanese Garden by providing recreation and lifelong learning programs, classes, and events for all ages.
The Japanese Garden Advisory Council is a group of community members who meet once a month to advocate for the success of programs within the garden while providing a connection between the community, the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) and Seattle Parks and Recreation. The advisory council currently meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4:30 PM in the Tateuchi Community Room at the Japanese Garden.
The Advisory Council is currently looking for new members interested in a long-term commitment to the community. Advisory council members serve up to a three year term and are eligible to renew the term indefinitely. If you would like to get involved, please contact our staff at (206) 233-7133, or pick up an Advisory Council Volunteer Packet and determine if this is the right opportunity for you.
The stone bridges, stepping stones, and rough terrain necessary to preserve the authenticity of the Japanese landscaping render some areas inaccessible to visitors with physical limitations. 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.