50 Things to do in Seattle – #50

#50 – Kubota Gardens

People always ask me what to do in Seattle. Here is one of my favorite Seattle sights. 

This spot in South Seattle is 20 acres of Japanese Gardens in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle. The garden began back in 1927 by Japanese emigrant Fujitaro Kubota. The garden was abandoned for four years during WWII as the Kubota family was sent to internment camps along with all other west coast Japanese for fear of espionage. The family returned after the war and rebuilt the garden. Fujitaro maintained the garden until his death in 1973. @kubotagarden has been a Seattle public park since 1987 and is maintained by the @seattleparksandrec department and the Kubota Garden Foundation. Best time to visit is in Spring or Fall but it is certainly worth it anytime of year. Let us know if you would like to make this a stop on your Totally Seattle Experience.