The walking tour begins at the Chinatown Gate, located on S King St near 5th Ave S. The Chinatown Gate was completed in February 2008.
Walking north on S King St you will come to Hing Hay Park with its picturesque Grand Pavilion, which was a gift to the city from Taipei, Taiwan. The name Hing Hay Park roughly translates to “Park for Pleasurable Gatherings” in Chinese.
Turning south off S King St down Maynard Alley will lead you past the site of Washington’s deadliest mass killing, called the WahMee Massacre after the WahMee gambling club in which it took place.
The China Gate Restaurant, now closed, is located on 7th Ave S between S King St and S Weller St. Once a popular destination for dim sum, it is currently being renovated and will be reopen as the Gom Hong Market.
When visiting the new home of the Wing Luke Museum at S King St and 8th Ave S, make sure to walk around to the back to see the old windows that have been bricked-over. The museum is located in the historic East Kong Yick Building, which also borders Canton Alley with its recently renovated storefront apartments.
At the corner of S Jackson St and Maynard Ave S stop to admire a statue by George Tsutakawa, erected in 1978.
Built in 1910, the Panama Hotel served as a gathering place for Seattle’s Japanese community. The Panama Hotel Tea and Coffee House is a great place to stop for your favorite steeped or brewed beverage.
This stone lantern in Kobe Gardens was a given to Seattle by its sister city Kobe, Japan in 1976.
After working up an appetite head to Uwajimaya Village, where you can find a variety of Asian grocery items, as well as dine in their food court.
After working up an appetite, head to Uwajimaya where you can find a variety of Asian grocery items, as well as dine in their food court.
Seattle Chinatown/International District Walking Tour