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Portland Japanese Garden

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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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The trick to enjoying this beautiful space is enjoying the serenity it can provide. Needs a few "no talking signs....or at least a reminder to people to keep it to a whisper... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The trick to enjoying this beautiful space is enjoying the serenity it can provide. Needs a few "no talking signs....or at least a reminder to people to keep it to a whisper. Cool display on loan from Japan this summer. Closes at 7. Rose test gardens are open til 9. Loved it. Listened to a tour for part of the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is the only Japanese Garden I have ever visited. It was $9.50 per person and they wanted $5 for me to take my camera tripod in. To their credit, they kept it in the ticket office for me so I didn't have to pay the $5. The gardens are not very big. They say to allow 2-3 hours for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Was very pleasant tour through the gardens. Not enough signage getting there and definitely use a GPS or take public transportation. A little tricky driving and parking had a wonderful time though. Will go back.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to relax and enjoy the myriads of shades of green. The way wood, water and plant fit together makes one want to sit and sip tea and let the world slow down. Can't wait to go back.

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The gardens are very well maintained and there is even a little facility that , I imagine, shows the art of the Japanese tea ceremony. (When we visited , there wasn't any information about any future events.) I enjoyed the koi and the beautifully tended rock gardens; I just wish there were more gardens and less emphasis on selling of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

this is the second time we visited and it is worth the time and entrance fee. the gardens are beautiful and peaceful. take your time and walk along all the trails

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Being a fairly typical WASP I'm amazed at the creativity and expression of Spirit of the garden. This place shows a wonderful binding of man with nature. I had to look at the sand gardens for flaw. I was amazed at how they could make all of the rings the same depth and maintain the patterns. Portland is so lucky... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place is absolutely magical and blissful. The perfection in beauty is not really captured in other Portland Metro setting. Your imagination of how earth's tranquil beauty once stretched around the globe can be captured around every corner here. Their a peaceful aura of the gardens leave you wandering in your thoughts, creating the perfect environment for creativeness. Sadly I... More 

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Salem, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

So many beautiful flowers in the rose garden, but the Japanese garden is just green. Seemed plain by comparison. Also there is an admission charge at the Japanese garden and the rose garden is free. Maybe that is why I expected more.

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Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Beutiful and we'll maintained with great attention to detail. There are some really narrow pathways cooled by overhanging trees. A wonderful waterfall cascades into a fairly large koi pond. The koi tasted really good! Just kidding of course! The Koi were very mature, large and really beutiful, God's hand at work. On a cool day, this is a must visit.... More 

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Additional Information about Portland Japanese Garden

Address: 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Phone Number: +1 503-223-1321
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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