Why Fall Is The Best Time To Visit The Seattle Japanese Garden
Tucked away within the Washington Park Arboretum, the Seattle Japanese Garden is one of the most popular Japanese gardens in the world. The 3.5 acre grounds were designed by acclaimed Japanese garden designer Juki Iida in 1960, and today, remains an ideal Seattle destination to take in both breathtaking scenery and calming serenity.
Though spring and summer are the most popular times of year to visit, here’s a travel tip: the Seattle Japanese Garden is also resplendent in natural beauty right now. The maple trees are spectacular in all their autumnal glory, with their leaves turning dazzling red, orange, and gold – which makes for terrific photography. And on October 13th, the annual Maple Festival will be celebrating the trees with special self-guided tours, maple scavenger hunt, and tea ceremony.