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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 308 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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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What a gem! My wife and I visited on a very warm day, but the shade of the garden provided a great escape. It had been 10 years since our last visit. The serenity and natural beauty of this place is well worth seeing if you're a one-time visitor, or a life-long resident.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We went on a Sunday so it seemed a bit busy, but enjoyed our visit nonetheless. There is an entrance fee but it is worth it. There is a shuttle or you can walk to the gate. I would recommend parking in the neighborhood streets so that you don't have to pay for parking - it really isn't that far.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you are in the Portland area, stopping by the Japanese Garden is a must. It's the most authentic garden of this kind outside of Japan and the beauty of the gardens is indescribable. You'll be treated to many water features, incredible foliage and wildlife, and many unique features that are rarely seen outside of Japan. The pathways are very... More

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Rochester, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited this lovely garden on the hottest day of our trip. It was a lush, peaceful oasis in a beautiful city and several degrees cooler here. We worked our way through it and I wished we had slowed our pace even more to sit and enjoy each area along the way. Beautiful. The pathways are not all flat and... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I'm am not sure anyone has ever captured the synthesis of man and nature better than the Japanese. The intimacy of the experiences throughout this garden will make you want to stay and contemplate life, or maybe just read a good book next to a babbling water way. A must see in Portland. Between the Rose garden and here I'll... More

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Hendersonville, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My sister and I knew we wanted to see this and were not disappointed. Our guide, Polly, was magnificent and her words were on point about this awesome place. It helps to understand how such a small place of 5 acres can give one such an intimate feel. It is well worth taking the time to slow down, with camera... More

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Easy to take the Hop On Hop Off bus and it drops you and picks you up at the front. The ponds, grounds and structures are beautifully maintained.

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kchrccc, Public Relations Manager at Portland Japanese Garden, responded to this review

Thanks for the review--and for reminding visitors about the easy #83 bus that takes people for free around Washington Park. Please visit again soon. More

Toronto
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317 reviews 317 reviews
51 attraction reviews
320 helpful votes 320 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This one of the best places to visit when in Portland. In fact it was one of the reasons why we spent two nights in this city. Tranquil, pristine, calming, this garden was simply amazing to witness. My kids loved the garden. They loved the scavenger hunt map that they received at check-in.

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kchrccc, Public Relations Manager at Portland Japanese Garden, responded to this review

So glad you liked your visit--and even stayed an extra day to enjoy the Garden. The Treasure Map is a great way to slow down and take the time to look at the Garden with a new perspective. Hope you visit again soon. More

San Jose, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Took pictures galore. Every space is postcard perfect. Had a snack in the tea house. On the expensive side but a pleasant experience. Beware the jelly tea.

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kchrccc, Public Relations Manager at Portland Japanese Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We hope you get a chance to visit the Garden in every season. More

McDonough, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Spent a couple of hours strolling through the Japanese Gardens! Very peaceful and beautiful with a nice view of Portland below the garden. It's right across the street from the rose garden so don't miss that!

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kchrccc, Public Relations Manager at Portland Japanese Garden, responded to this review

Appreciate your review--thanks for visiting, and reminding others to be sure to see the Rose Garden as well which is just across the street and on the other side of the tennis courts. Please visit again. More

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