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Portland Japanese Garden

611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
+1 503-223-1321
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Ranked #7 of 312 Attractions in Portland
Type: Gardens
Activities: Walking
Traveler Description: The Portland Japanese Gardens    . When visiting the Gardens, you can park in the lot and walk up the path towards the Gardens, pausing now and then... more »
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Buena Park, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Nothing really spectacular about this garden. Just like any other Japanese garden. It cost $10 / person to get in. The garden was so small, we finished the tour in 15 minutes. I don't think it worth it.

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Hinesburg, Vermont
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

beautiful tranquil gardens in the heart of Portland. Great place to relax and in one area a great view of the city skyline. I enjoyed walking through the gardens, taking in the smells, sights and wonderfully relaxing atmosphere

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Hanover, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful. Very peaceful and calming. Water features throughout the garden. A variety of plantings and very interesting trees. This was a very enjoyable visit well worth the time.

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Houston
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

All was green. Each step along the paths afforded a glimpse of something worth seeing...a tree, an arrangement of bushes, flowers, stones, a view, the meditation garden. Nature was highlighted. It was a pleasure.

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Tampa, FL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

It had just rained so all the seating was wet, but the garden was so peaceful. if I lived there I would make it an every weekend stop. I love the different sitting areas for quiet reflection. The waiter features add to the serenity. If there just a few less people, it would have been perfection.

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Portland, Oregon
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173 reviews 173 reviews
31 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is a peaceful and serene place and a few areas offer nice views. It's not super stroller or wheelchair friendly. There's a beautiful koi pond, a nice gift shop, and it's cool and shaded. It's too pricey unless you have a discount in my opinion. There is stroller parking, but it's not secure.

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McMinnville, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Absolutely amazing, I found visitors there from Japan, Taiwan, Scandinavia, all over the world! Mystical and beautiful, the gardens and the layout, along with the view of the City of Portland OR to gaze upon. Then, one can go over to the Rose Garden and really feel you've been eye pleased forever.

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Freehold, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This was the best trip of our trip to Portland. Great weather, met lots of people that had the same interests that we did.

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Walking through the Japanese gardens is like stepping in to a time warp and being in Japan. The flowers, trees, fish and scenery is amazing. You can sit on a bench and enjoy a water feature, listen to the birds and the small drips of this beautiful Oregon weather just fill your soul. Truly magical and for under $10 well... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Even visiting in the fall the gardens were lovely. They are so wonderfully maintained. A serene place to spend the afternoon.

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