Being Transported in a Japanese Garden in Seattle, Washington
The Japanese Garden in the Washington Park Arboretum is a small, overlooked gem of a park . It’s beautifully maintained and a bargain for everyone, especially students and children. If you’re lucky, you can glimpse the soft cherry blossoms during their transient appearance in the spring. Otherwise, contemplate the enormous koi fish, radiating red from just beneath the surface of the pond, or watch as turtles wobbily swim past arching pines and delicate maples. On special days, take part in Chado, an ancient Japanese tea ceremony held at the teahouse inside the garden, and feel as if you’ve been transported across the ocean and to another time without even leaving the city.