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Japanese Garden, Seattle, WA

Japanese Garden     Along with the Conservatory (and not too far from each other), there is another very cool place in Seattle to visit---whether you are playing tourist or live here all the time---called the Japanese Garden, at the Washington Park Arboretum. 

     Here is a little photo tour to give you just a taste of the trails and visual feasts at this little patch of serenity.  Every time I visit the Garden I wonder why I don’t go back more often.  Isn’t that the way it is though?  We will scrimp and save to visit some far off exotic place and neglect the things that are right in our own back yard.  The very places that someone in a far off place is scrimping and saving to come and see.

South Entrance to the Japanese Gardens

One of the bridges

Reflect on this

 Nutsy’s house

I may be slow but I am ahead of you.


Reflect on this.

And this

Another bridge.

Don’t give me any Carp!

Home sweet home!

Inspector’s dream.

Water fall. 

Charles Buell

Seattle Home Inspectors, ASHI Home Inspector, Licensed Home Inspector, Structural Pest Inspector, Charles Buell Inspections Inc, Seattle, WA


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Comment balloon 16 commentsCharles Buell • September 29 2009 08:01AM


beautiful photos.... thank you.

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Coldwell Banker Residential) over 9 years ago

I haven't been to Seattle's Japanese Garden in years.  Portland has a lovely one as well.  Beaautiful photos, Charles.  Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Marcy Eastham (Town & Country Realty Corvallis Oregon) over 9 years ago

Alan, thanks

Marcy, thanks----I will have to put Portland's on my list.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Mr Charles,

Had you taken some time, and put some effort into this, it seems to me that you could have put in a very pretty photo of a squirrel working there.


Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 9 years ago

I've been to Seattle and I can definitely say, it's a beautiful city.

Your photos just confirms it one more time.

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 9 years ago

Charles, I have been AWOL due to a project so coming back today I went to leave a comment here and noticed a very interesting post just below this. So quickly I will say this is serene and I agree with exploring near home. Case in point, you know how much we like Red Rock!


Now off to a Wallenda Report below. I'm sure I will have a comment to leave there also.

Posted by Kate Kate over 9 years ago

I haven't been to the Japanese Garden since I was a kid with my dad, thanks for the memmories Charles!
What a great day to be alive!

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 9 years ago

Hi, Charles. WOW...what a wonderful place! I especially enjoyed the picture of the turtles! And the koi.

Posted by Leslie Helm, Real Estate For Trail Riders (Tennessee Recreational Properties) over 9 years ago

Nutsy---does not compute

Kate, yes I do know what you mean about Red Rock.

Paul, you are welcome, my pleasure

Leslie, yup---a really wonderful place.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Craig---wasn't ignoring you----come visit again!

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Charles, love the photos, especially the one with the turtles...precious.  It is so true, we so often neglect to visit our own city/state sites.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 9 years ago

Very nice photos. Looks like a beautiful place!

Posted by Amy McAllister, REALTOR Hood River, Oregon (Amy McAllister Realty LLC ) over 9 years ago

Rebecca, the turtles were out getting their last sun for the year no doubt

Amy, thanks---very beautiful

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Turtles and fish are such pond hogs.  I need to do something about that...


Very kindly,



Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 9 years ago

I love this place..thanks for reminding me that I need to go back!!!

Posted by David Aanderud over 9 years ago

Croakster---didn't see any frogs but I did see this cool crayfish:)


David, thanks for stopping by---beautiful time of year to check it out again!

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago