Things To See Seattle JapanTown Bainbridge Island
Bainbridge Island, SeattleBainbridge is an island of 20,000 population and the only way is by scenic 35-min ferry boat. Once you are on the ferry you can get out and check out the scenic views. Learn about Japanese history regarding the internment from a personal perspective.
1) Seattle Waterfront / Bainbridge Island Ferry, 801 Alaskan Way Pier 52, Seattle, WA 98104
Once you arrive in Bainbridge, you will drive right off the ferry boat and you will enter onto Main street where most of the shops and restaurants are. You can park on the side of the street and walk the streets.
2) Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, 215 Ericksen Ave NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, (206) 842-2773
There is a small viewing area of chairs to watch the video "Manzanar for you if you haven't seen it." Location behind the ice cream shop. You have to ask for directions. There is history of the interment of Japanese.
3) Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, 4192 Eagle Harbor Drive, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, located on the south shore of Eagle harbor.
Originally the memorial was going to be a small plaque. Once they formed a committee the memorial grew from a small dedication to an incredible tribute to the Japanese that were take from Bainbridge Island. Over 50 thousands dollars of cedar wood was donated to create the structure of this beautiful memorial. They have the names and their ages of the Japanese that were taken with quotes on the wall. This is a must see.
4) Blackbird Bakery, 210 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, (206) 780-1322, blackbirdbakery.com
5) Mora Iced Creamery, 139 Madrone Ln, Ste 1100 Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, (206) 855-8822, moraicedcreamery.com