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Japanese Garden opens March 1 with ‘First Viewing’

Join us at noon on Sunday, March 1 as the Seattle Japanese Garden celebrates First Viewing, a re-opening event welcoming the general public inside the gates for the first time in 2020.

Prior to the gates opening to the public at noon, the Seattle Japanese Garden will hold a special Shinto Blessing ceremony starting at 10:30 a.m. (tickets to this ceremony are currently sold out).

Trained guides will be available to give complimentary tours of the Seattle Japanese Garden, deepening the experience of strolling the garden by sharing insights on the garden’s history, design, and spiritual principles. The 45-minute tours begin at the ticket booth starting at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The Tateuchi Community Room will also have its doors open to the public, where visitors can enjoy a complimentary cup of tea.  

Admission is $8 adults; $6 members; $4 youth (ages 6-17), students with ID, and seniors 65+. Children 5 and under are free.  

Seattle Japanese Garden is located at 1075 Lake Washington Blvd., Seattle. More event details and photographs from past events are available at