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Portland Japanese Garden

611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
+1 503-223-1321
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Ranked #6 of 309 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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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The literature said leave yourself 1-2 hours. I am not sure what you could do here for 2 hours. It is beautiful but with so many visitors on the weekends its difficult to get your Zen on.

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Hyderabad, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Call me thick brained if you wish, but I trust my intellect. After paying ~$10, you go through a narrow path of this tiny garden. Yes, its Japanese themed and quite interesting at that, but $10 ? The rose garden next t it is nicer, larger and free ! I did see how they hype it to folks, but I... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Even if you don't like gardening / gardens - this is a haven of calmness and tranquility. The most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan. Parking outside the garden is ample; somewhat challenged by the cc payment system ! A wander - there is a well marked path/ paths- is relaxing, and cool in the summer heat. Take the time... More

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ft.lauderdale, florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Must see, things you may never see again. Great for kids. Really enjoyed. Great views of mt.hood. Great for photos. Good place to relax and take a deep breath.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Great views of the city. Gorgeous gardens. Take the tour and learn about the design. Quiet and peaceful place.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Couldn't be in Portland and not take a walk through the garden in summertime. I have to say although lovely, it is not as beautiful as it is in spring and fall. But if you have never been it is worth the trip.

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Vienna, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to viisit on a sunny day. Unfortunately, this also carried the only negative of the Garden in that it was mobbed with people not all of whom were respectful of the serenity that the Garden has to offer. Even with the mob, it was a 4-star experience. Without the mob (during a school week or less ideal... More

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Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our time at the garden. A very leisurely stroll will take you through the garden in around 1:30. A very peaceful place to just get lost in the beautiful plants and intricate and apparently authentic paths and structures. Very different from the Rose Gardens below and the Arboretum above. All three of these make for a great day... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is the largest Japanese garden in the world outside of Japan. How do I know that? Because I took the free 1 hour tour, which was full of interesting information as it took you through an easy stroll of the garden. I highly recommend planning your visit around one of the guided tours. This is an easy garden to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Do not miss this stunning peaceful garden. I thought it was quite large, as even though there were a fair amount of people, it did not feel crowded. I went in the fall, as the leaves were starting to turn. This meant that I missed many of the gorgeous spring flowers, but the garden was still stunning and intricate and... More

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