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Portland Japanese Garden

Address: 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Phone Number: +1 503-223-1321
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Ranked #4 of 590 things to do in Portland
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking
Hours:
Mon 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The Portland Japanese garden is inviting area to have peace and tranquility I would check on the crowd that's one of those negative feedbacks is the crowds going in spring allows you to see the spring foliage and going in fall in love you see the fall foliage

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a must see in Portland, one of the most beautiful of its kind. Take your time here, the experience is beautiful, calming and centering.

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This was one of the highlights of my trip to Oregon. This garden is, perhaps, the best Japanese Garden you can find outside of Japan itself. There are five separate gardens in this place and each is more beautiful that the last. I loved the Stone & Sand Garden. There's a bench there on which one can sit and relax... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Well worth your time. Peaceful, restorative and can put you into a new space, mood and spirit. Besides this amazing convenient above downtown location in our great city - you will be right nearby other Portland landmarks if you want to make a REALLY full day of it: Portland Zoo Washington Park and Classic Portland Rose Garden Forestry Center Hoyt... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Came on a quiet afternoon to visit the Garden. Staff was very nice and welcoming. The garden itself is incredible - large - well laid out - with lots to see and plenty of places to sit and relax and take in the atmosphere. It is truly a beautiful place to visit in Portland. My only negative comment is the... More 

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Portland, oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

5+ acres of beautifully landscaped Japanese garden. It's very close to the downtown area so it's not a long haul to get there. Spring is glorious, with the cherry blossoms and flowering plums, and fall offers amazing Japanese maple foliage. Even in winter though, the structure of the plants, and the minimalist arrangement of rocks and gravel can be really... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

An absolutely beautiful and calming place. The longer I stayed the more I appreciated the beauty and the calming effect it was having on me

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I could stay here all day- Hell, i practically did. The walk through is only about 40 minutes, but I spent hours here taking photos and mediating in this completely serene attraction. Don't miss out, you will have no idea what you are missing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Had a really enjoyable hour or so wandering around and taking in the peaceful atmosphere. Loved the huge, colourful koi in particular! Heads up, on a busy day the parking can be a little nuts. You have to wind your way down a one way street until you find an empty spot then walk back up to the park entrance.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is one spectacular Japanese garden... we take all our visitors here whenever possible. It is particualrly wonderful in Fall, when all the maples are at their flaming peak, but it is a delight all year round.

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