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Admission Fees - Japanese Garden


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Admission Fees


Adult (18-64)


- Youth (6-17)
- College/University students (with valid ID)
- Senior Adult (65 & over)

Children (0-5) FREE

Annual Passes


Annual Pass, Individual


Annual Pass, Family


Annual passes valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
Annual Family Passes include unlimited admission for all members of an immediate family living in the same household, defined as two adults (parents or guardians) and their children. Individual Annual passes include unlimited admission for the person whose name appears on the pass.

Public/Private School Group for Grades K - 12


Group size 1-24 students


Add for each added group sized between 1 and 12 students


School Group Rates are for students only, and do not include Adult fees.
Group rates are not extended to colleges, universities, or day-care facilities.
Organized groups of children attending an educational institution with grades K - 12 are entitled to this group fee during the regular school year, if advance reservations are made (a minimum of two weeks notice is required for advanced reservations).
One responsible adult who has paid the admission fee is required for every group of students, as indicated in the following ratios:

1:5 for grades K 2
2:24 for grades 7 8
1:10 for grades 3 6
1:24 for grades 9 - 12

Guided Tours

The Japanese Garden Advisory Council, in cooperation with the Arboretum Foundation, provides sponsor guided tours of the Garden.
Fees are established by the Advisory Council.
Call (206) 684-4725 for more information.

Meeting Rooms

NOTE: Rentals of the Tateuchi Community Room and the Shoseian Tea House are located within and administered through the Seattle Japanese Garden. There are use restrictions due to the quiet contemplative nature of the garden as well culture considerations in the Tateuchi Community Room.

Rentals of the Tateuchi Community Room and the Shoseian Tea House do not include access to the garden; therefore, admission fees are required for garden access.

Tateuchi Community Room

Small Room


Staffing fee


Alcohol fee


Damage deposit for events with alcohol


Damage deposit for events without alcohol


Shoseian Tea House
The Shoseian Tea House is available for rent only to approved groups practiced in the way of tea.  Groups must have a signed Use Agreement on file with the Parks Department. Rentals will only be approved for tea ceremonies or classes. No other use is permitted.

Small Room


Staffing fee


Damage deposit for all events


Updated January 22, 2016

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