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Portland Japanese Garden

611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
+1 503-223-1321
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Ranked #5 of 301 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I am spoiled growing up in DC with free admission to gardens and museums left and right, but if any garden in the US deserved to charge a fee, it would be this one! There is not a single negative thing I can say about this garden. It is gorgeous to boot and I hope to visit again! You'll be... More

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Portland, Oregon
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9 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This lovely garden is a great place to sit and meditate. It is very authentically Japanese and it is great to visit any time of year. That being said, the spring time is particularly beautiful when the azaleas and rhododendrons are in bloom. The coy pond is special as well. Visit when you need a break from noise, speed and... More

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Portland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Space is lovely to look at and learn in. Plants are well marked and explained. They make good use the hilltop to give you private sitting places, open spaces for viewing the larger picture and downtown, and a bazillion opportunities for beautiful pictures. I don't remember a tea house but the gift shop had a wonderful assortment of quality products... More

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13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This garden is in a beautiful Japanese style with gravel walkways and ponds and it is located near the International Test Rose Garden and the Portland Zoo in the Forest park. It is close to downtown and has a Max (light rail) stop here as well.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

You can t be more Anamazed Things you don't see very often Please don't take you kids. Portland is lucky to have such a Garden. Authentic japenaise trees and planets. Huge. Very very clean and romantic. P

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Portland, Oregon
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This lovely, serene garden is delightful. It's truly an oasis in the city. It's a nice excursion to be combined with either the Rose Garden or the Oregon Zoo. It's also a nice comparison with the Chinese Gardens in the city. Take your time to wander around and see this treasure. It is wonderful in the summer, but also delightful... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The gardens are a must see and experience the tranquil setting right in the midst of the city. Take time to savor the tea house and look out at the serene gardens.

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Portland, Oregon
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you like to do a little walking and look at beautiful plants, get a little zen, and take photos this is an awesome Portland experience. It's especially interesting on a little bit of a cloudy day, photos come out awesome. Nice gift shop.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful! Artfully and thoughtfully designed; beautifully sculpted from nature, an absolute peaceful delight. If I lived in Portland I would be a yearly pass just to sit in these gardens and meditate.

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Portland OR
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We recently visited here for the first time in several years while introducing an out of town guest to Portland. It was winter, a time we hadn't experienced before, yet as beautiful as ever. Our favorite times tend to be spring and fall, when added colors are more vivid. We love wandering through the place, taking time to sit here... More

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