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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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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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Lovely garden in Washington park

If you are visiting the rose gardens in Washington park check out the Japanese garden across the street. You walk up a path to get to the entrance. The gardens are not large but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
HugoHobbs
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Bellevue, Nebraska
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Bellevue, Nebraska
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145 reviews 145 reviews
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting the rose gardens in Washington park check out the Japanese garden across the street. You walk up a path to get to the entrance. The gardens are not large but are very nicely done. There are a couple of structures, paths over streams and a very cool rock garden. Worth a visit.

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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I see other reviews talking about spending hours wandering the garden, and I can definitely see that possibility, but I'm not a "spend hours strolling and looking" kind of person, so this visit wasn't quite for me. It's rather small, and after spending the entrance fee for my group, I was expecting more. It is beautifully maintained and very nicely... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Mid spring is perfect to go see the trees in bloom I just love the cherry trees they have some Beautiful ponds with Koi fish in them they have a place to purchase Items some are not too expensive others could be priced lower just a nice place to go visit China town is amazing to go see it is... More 

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Kennewick
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The gardens are beautiful any time of year, lots of maple trees, ponds and waterfalls, paths to meander. The guide was able to describe the process for the raked garden.

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

What a gorgeous oasis in the middle of the city! The garden is just beautiful --with walking paths, tiny waterfalls, lovely little ponds, and statuary. This is a very meditative, peaceful sanctuary, very calming and restorative. One of Portland's real treasures.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Plan on a least a couple of hours' stroll here and maybe an hour or so for the nearby Rose Garden. There are several different types of Japanese Gardens on the grounds including dry raked stone to ponds with stone bridges. Look for stone lanterns. Beautiful cobble paths and gorgeous flowers, plants, and trees.

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to the Japanese garden during a long weekend in Portland and were not disappointed. The landscape is stunning and makes you forget you're in Oregon and not Japan. There are also great views of the city.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Walked from the Portland Zoo. Beautiful on a nice day. Went to the free one and it was very nice. Slightly confusing on how to get back to the MAX Station--just walk back to the Zoo.

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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Great experience for us! Love the sculptures, the sand gardens, flowers, trees, the quietness makes it more relaxing and serene.

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Portland, Oregon
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79 reviews 79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

It is an amazing place to see. A must see if you love flowers, plants and trees. Mt Hood is visible on a clear day.

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