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Portland Japanese Garden

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Address: 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Phone Number: +1 503-223-1321
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Walking
Description: Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, the...
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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I lived in Japan for three years and visited gardens on three islands, Honshu, Hokkaido, and Kyushu. I love visiting the Japanese garden in Portland. It is very typical of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I lived in Japan for three years and visited gardens on three islands, Honshu, Hokkaido, and Kyushu. I love visiting the Japanese garden in Portland. It is very typical of the typical Japanese garden and reminds me of my love for Japan and its tradition of revering nature. There are many different types of Japanese gardens and some are more... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I had always heard about the gorgeous Japanese Gardens, and finally we decided to take the time to visit. Certainly glad we did. It was May, and the weather was gorgeous! what a beautiful refreshing experience. You would never know that just beyond the wall and masses of trees is a very busy city arterial freeway. Sometimes it was fun... More 

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New Hampshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

the Japanese Garden is a wonderful place of peace. Though small, it has beautiful paths and peaceful spots for quite contemplation

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Portland, Oregon
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I used to be a member, it is also nice to just go and read a book when the city gets too loud. This is always on the tour when we have people from out of town. It encompasses everything about Portland an amazing view beauty and tranquility. From here you can also go to the Rosegarden, the zoo, walk... More 

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St Petersburg, FL
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Nice quiet garden, with lovely plantings and water features. Has an exhibition hall where there was an ikebana exhibit when we were there. Many steps--not handicapped accessible. Parking may be difficult.

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Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Perhaps most lovely in late spring and early summer, this large garden is a wonderful retreat from daily duties. Beautifully designed and maintained, the Japanese garden is poetry in place. There's even solitude on busy days, and cool shade during the dog days of summer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

$10 will buy you a ticket to paradise in the Japanese Gardens... the rock gardens are well designed and have an amazing power to draw you in and let you forget about your stresses. I was also a big fan of the gift shop - I wanted to spend a lot of money on some authentic artwork!

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I am by no means an expert on gardens, Japanese or otherwise, but this is the sort of experience that you truly remember. Beautiful, interesting, peaceful, natural. Not to be missed.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Well looked after, peaceful, splendid place. Flowers, bushes, Japanese specific things, organized tours, good customer service, acceptable price. A wonderful place to spend a couple of hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We visited the Garden on a rainy and overcast Portland day - and it was magnificent. The docents are wonderful and recommended. Afterwards, it's worth just strolling around the meandering trails and enjoying beautifully and naturally cared for landscaping, fountains, waterfalls, and a visit to the gift shop. Enjoy!

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