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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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dallas texas usa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Wonderful visit on a perfect Sunday afternoon -- so enjoyed every aspect of this garden on a beautiful sunny Portland day

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Seattle, WA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Every foot is a photo op. You could point the camera at the path, the fence, or any plant, it's all gorgeous.

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

A must see if you take pleasure in beautiful gardens. Any Season. Wonderful. World class quality. This from a resident of Portland of over 40 years.

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Seattle
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This is the largest Japanese Garden I have seen outside of Japan. Spring is a great time to visit, as everything was in bloom. There are a number of lovely features, including a waterfall, coy pond, and stream. There is also a Zen garden and a Japanese style building with art and photographs. The landscaping and flowers are gorgeous, and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
29 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

In spite of visiting on the Easter weekend when there were many people here, we found these gardens to be a quiet, peaceful break from the bustle of downtown. If you are looking for excitement and buzz, then this is not the place for you. There is something to stop and admire around every turn and twist in the paths... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Recently selected in the top 10 public gardens in the nation, they just hit the tip of the story. This is the best time of the year for this particular garden. Beauty and serenity just minutes from downtown Portland.

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Waimea, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely place to get away from urban hustle and bustle; you would never know you were in a city. It's a very authentic Japanese garden. If you have been to Japan and enjoyed the gardens there, or if you call Japan home, this garden wlll feel very welcoming and familiar. There is a price for admission, but... More

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West Coast US
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I like the gardens, they are not the largest i have been to but they are lovely and well kept. it is a peaceful oasis in Portland's core

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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