Japanese Garden is a 3.5 acre (14,000 m sq) Japanese garden in Seattle, Washington
, located in the southwest corner of the Washington Park Arboretum
along Lake Washington
Boulevard E.The decision had been made to include a Japanese garden in the Arboretum in 1937, but it took 20 years for fundraising to begin. Kiyoshi Inoshita and Juki Iida were appointed as designers and completed their plans in 1959.Iida selected William Yorozu as prime contractor for plants, Richard Yamasaki for stone setting, and Kei Ishimitsu for structures.
The garden closes for several months in winter. The garden is open to the public from approximately dawn to dusk, depending on the season. Admission is free for children under five; $4.00 for youth, students, senior citizens, and the disabled; and $6.00 for adults.Public tours are offered (free with regular garden admission) April through October on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m.