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Kubota Garden

Address: 9817 55th Ave S, 98118 (Map It)
Seattle Parks and Recreation Information:
(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509

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6 a.m. - 10 p.m.


Hidden in South Seattle, Kubota Garden is a stunning 20 acre landscape that blends Japanese garden concepts with native Northwest plants. The city acquired the property, which is an historic landmark, in 1987 from the estate of master landscaper Fujitaro Kubota. Kubota was a horticultural pioneer when he began merging Japanese design techniques with North American materials in his display garden in 1927. The Gardens are a spectacular setting of hills and valleys, interlaced with streams, waterfalls, ponds, bridges, and rock out-croppings with a rich array of plant material.

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Acreage: 34.2


To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, including historic landmarks, military base reuse, and the Sherwood History Files, view our Park History.



> Plan a trip to Kubota Garden

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From I-5 Northbound

  • exit the freeway at Martin Luther King Jr. (Exit 157)
  • Stay on Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
  • Turn right on S Ryan Way
  • Turn left on 51st Ave S
  • Take a sharp right on Renton Ave S
  • Turn right on 55th Ave S

From I-5 Southbound

  • Exit the freeway at Pacific Highway South/East Marginal Way (Exit 158)
  • Turn left toward Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
  • continue up the hill on S Ryan Way
  • Turn left on 51st Ave S
  • Take a sharp right on Renton Ave S
  • Turn right on 55th Ave S

There is a parking lot off 55th Ave S.


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