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Address: 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Phone Number: +1 503-223-1321
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Walking
Description: Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, the...
Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty in all seasons. Throughout the year, the Garden offers arts and culture exhibitions, festivals, educational programs, and horticultural workshops. A must-see when visiting the Pacific NW United States.
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Incredibly beautiful, peaceful garden. Great views of Portland. Such a great half day outing. Biggest zen rock garden I've seen.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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new york city
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Incredibly beautiful, peaceful garden. Great views of Portland. Such a great half day outing. Biggest zen rock garden I've seen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

These Japanese Gardens are stunning. Very different from anything I've even been to before. My husband and I spent hours walking around and taking in all of the beautiful scenery. It is absolutely worth stopping here. I would love to visit again next time I am in Portland.

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Gurgaon, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, Serene, Excellent if you want to sit in a corner and do some meditation. Nature has been recreated with rivulets and a small pond. One should combine a visit to this garden with a view of Mt. Hood --subject to weather being kind (non-cloudy). Great view of Mt. Hood and Portland from here.

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Tucked away in Washington Park this beautiful garden is a quiet sanctuary of rhododendrons, azaleas and lush plantings. The Asian art is mixed into the shrubs and against the numerous water features...you come out feeling relaxed and refreshed like after a great massage. The tour is informative and adds to the experience.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is an absolutely beautiful place. It is a little bit of a walk from the parking lot (uphill), but the provide a shuttle that runs up and down as well (no additional cost). There is a coy pong with an amazing diversity of coy. That was the most peaceful and enjoyable part. I cannot imagine the cost to upkeep... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I had no choice. I had limited time and had to visit on a Saturday morning. I got there right when they opened but lots of families with kids invaded shortly after. While this did not take away the beauty of the place...it truly is magical...I do not like children. So, this put a bit of a damper on my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful area, not as large as I thought it might be and maybe a little pricey. Overall, nice experience

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Baltimore, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful formal Japanese garden, but the tour is the real attraction. Learned a lot of history about the Japanese tea ceremony and about the origins of this garden.

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Chico, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We love finding Japanese gardens anytime we are traveling, and the one in Portland did not disappoint. It was so serene and calming, and we happened to be visiting when they had perfect weather. We loved watching the koi fish get fed and wandered around for a while after that just enjoying the scenery. The only reason I didn't give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful spot to wander for a few hours. We biked there from downtown (a bit uphill but manageable). Stunning gardens and plants and very tranquil gardens. Highly recommended.

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