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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 #7 of 281 Attractions 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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San Francisco, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
54 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A 5 acres area with very beautiful natural ground setting. It cost a good money where in other Japanese Garden there is no cost but if there is a cost, it is minimal. There is a natural Water Falls and enjoyed the good landscape of the garden. The cost however does not justify the offered scenic area.

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Redondo Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I love going to the Portland Japanese Garden. It is so serene and lovely. Can't really just sit and take it in during the winter but it is still nice in cold weather, just keep moving!

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful garden, so peaceful and serene. Good for picture taking. We saw "orbs" in a few of our pictures after we had them printed. The flowers are gorgeous. Go there when it's cool.

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Portland, Oregon
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33 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

In the winter the garden is missing all the color, but is quiet and very green. While the other times of the year provide a more spectacular visit you can see the structure of the garden well in winter and there are far less people. Portland has changed the parking and you now must pay for parking in the area.... More 

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A beautiful place to visit, just a short trip up the hills from the centre. Easy to cycle to and, despite it's popularity, a very peaceful attraction.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Impeccably maintained with a gorgeous architectural layout with excellent attention to every detail. Great for people of all ages. Spring is the best time to visit, in my opinion.

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Rochester, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed the garden and the tour...one of our highlights of the Portland trip. A traditional Japanese haven. A must see in the city. Recommend tour for an added benefit of learning to the enjoyable experience! would definitely return to it if ever visit Portland again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Loved these gardens! Such a peaceful spot, and so close to downtown. Very nice layout. Can't wait to return in the spring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It's a quick trip to feel like you're in another world. The Portland Japanese Garden was a delight. We went on a day when it was raining off and on in January...still beautiful although I bet in late February and March when many of the plants flower it is even more amazing. So peaceful and tranquil...a welcome respite. great way... More 

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Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It was nice, peaceful and just a great walk. Took really nice pictures, a real escape from a busy city!

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