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Seattle Japanese Garden Reopens Saturday March 6 with Timed Ticketing Reservations

We’re all more than ready for spring this year, and no doubt many of us will greet the seasonal opening of the Seattle Japanese Garden with more joy than usual. Before you go, be sure to read up on the new reservation system, buy tickets online, and get familiar with the guidelines for visiting.

There is timed ticketing, with pre-purchase on the home page of the Garden’s website required for entry.

  • Tickets purchased online are valid for the time slot purchased. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded.
  • Walk-ups will be available on a first come, first-served basis on weekdays. Please be aware that if the garden is at capacity, walk-up entry may not be available. For visits Friday – Sunday and holidays, we encourage purchasing tickets in advance to secure a spot.
  • Ticket reservations cut off 24 hours in advance of a visit. Tickets must be purchased for every person, including children under 5. Additional people may not be admitted due to limited capacity. The current group size allowed during this phase of the pandemic is 5.

One way-paths and limited access to some garden areas.

  • The Tateuchi Community Room, the Shoseian Teahouse, and the azumaya are closed, as well as some of the bridges and platforms in the central area of the garden. Please see map provided on this page for more information on one-way paths and closures.

Required face coverings for all visitors and staff.

  • Informed by Governor Inslee’s mandate, Seattle Japanese Garden requires all guests over 5 years old to wear face masks while visiting the garden.

On March 7, a Shinto blessing to celebrate the opening of the Seattle Japanese Garden will be conducted online from Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America in Granite Falls, WA. It will be available for a live-viewing via Zoom. More info and registration for the blessing here.

Join us in ushering in a successful new year by celebrating and giving gratitude to the Divine Nature that surrounds us and the Seattle Japanese Garden.