From time to time, it is necessary to escape from routine and stress, especially at this time when the pandemic and lockdown seriously affect our emotional and mental stability. Although Seattle is a gigantic and modern city, it is a blessing to have green spaces to clear our minds and souls. One of those places is the Seattle Japanese Garden, a little piece of Asia in our beautiful city.
This beautiful natural attraction is located within the Washington Park Arboretum, at 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E. Seattle, Washington 98112. The Seattle Japanese Garden is open Tuesday through Sunday, although its hours vary depending on the season. From May to August, the garden is open from 10 AM to 7 PM. From Tuesday to Thursday you can go without an appointment, although you will be attended in order of arrival, there are usually many people so you must arrive early to avoid unnecessary delays. However, if you plan to go from Friday to Sunday, you need to book at least 24 hours in advance. In the same way, you must comply with the security regulations against COVID.
If you go by car, don't worry, parking is free! Although in my opinion, the walk is a good warm-up to align your chakras before entering the garden. Tickets are inexpensive, ranging from $ 4 to $ 8, while children under 6 are free. By the way, it is strictly forbidden to carry tripods or specialized camera equipment, photographers may be discouraged, but hey, they can still take beautiful photos with their Iphones and handheld cameras.
The walk through the garden is extremely relaxing, ideal for relieving stress. You can sit on a bench near the ponds and admire the beauty of the Koi fish while having a pleasant chat (if you are accompanied.) The contrast between nature, the calm environment, and the colorful trees and bushes that decorate the Seattle Japanese Garden is something impossible to forget. In short, it is a very spiritual place that can serve as a balm for our souls. Sorry, but this time it was impossible for me to criticize such a wonderful site as this.
If you want to take a nice walk this weekend and escape from stress and routine, remember that in Seattle, we have this wonderful garden, you will not regret visiting it!