summer days, green leaves, and the sounds of a waterfall


Welcome TO Seattle Japanese Garden

The Experience


Seattle Japanese Garden is 3.5 acre urban sanctuary. Winding paths and benches invite you to view the garden slowly and mindfully, in all of its detail - stones, water, lanterns, bridges, buildings, plants and animals. Seasonal changes are constant, and every visit refreshingly unique. Find out more. 



Located near the Madison Park neighborhood of the City of Seattle, the garden is accessible by car, bus, and Light Link Rail. There is a free parking lot outside the garden. Find out more. 



In September the garden is open from 10:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday through Sunday. On Mondays the garden is open from Noon until 6:00 P.M. Find out more.

September 13th & 14th, 2019, the garden will close at 3:00 P.M. for our Moon Viewing event. Learn more about Moon Viewing here.


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Schedule of Events

& Festivals

Enrich your experience by attending one of our many educational programs and festivals. Japanese gardening workshops to celebrations of seasonal Japanese traditions, there's something for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Summer afternoon downpour
A flock of sparrows
Hanging onto the grass
— Yosa Buson