With 20 acres of land, this Japanese-style garden is one of my favorite locations to photograph during autumn in Seattle. I've been there countless times and it doesn't require much traveling since it's centrally located in the city. Once you're there, you'll feel overcome with a sense of calm tranquility as you're surrounded by the natural beauty of the lush, towering trees and the stunning vibrancy of the fall foliage.
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How to get there
N47° 30' 51.4548"W122° 16' 02.3412"
This image was taken on the north side of Kubota Gardens, which is in Seattle.
After parking in the lot (47.512602, -122.265322), follow the northern most trail around the edge of the park. Keep following the trail for about 10 minutes until you arrive at this location. Reference the GPS and it'll help guide you to this spot.
Although the parking is free here, donations help keep the park maintained and running. If you enjoy your time while you're visiting, I highly encourage you to donate what you can!
Please note: the main tree in this shot was damaged during a storm and has since been replaced by a similar looking tree.
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