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Portland Japanese Garden

611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
+1 503-223-1321
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Ranked #7 of 311 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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Southport, United Kingdom
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179 reviews 179 reviews
70 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Visited here after visiting the Lan Su Chinese Gardens and felt that the other garden were much better and prettier. We were a bit disappointed in them. Not very colourful at all. Our nephews children liked looking at the Koi Carp but apart from that they preferred the Chinese gardens.

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Tacoma, WA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful garden and well worth the $10 admission. A number of distinct "gardens within a garden", designed and tended with precision and great symbolism. I'm not usually one for guided tours, but so glad we took a guided tour here, or I would have missed a lot of the information. Beautiful trees and water features in a... More

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The Japanese garden is beautiful and is very well taken care of. It is designed very well, quiet, and peaceful. I was hoping it was going to be a lot bigger than what I read it to be. I wish we would have spent the time finding a good hiking trail in the woods and finding a natural waterfall.

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Sugar Land
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We were very pleasantly surprised at how beautiful this garden was. We had read good reviews but seeing it in person clearly exceeded our expectations. Our daughter thought it was the highlight of the trip to Portland. The peacefulness and nature harmony there are fantastic.

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Union City
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous place. Much better than the one we have here in SF. Can take the shuttle from the lower gate to the entrance/ticket gate. Or can also take the stairs, hike up to the entrance gate. Might need to leave the stroller in the car or park it somewhere some areas in inside the garden are hard to navigate w/... More

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Avon by the Sea, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was a treat. The gardens are masterfully designed. We especially enjoyed the large zen garden with its intricately raked geometric design. Not for young children.

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Vienna, Austria
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

One of the best Japanese gardens we have seen. Quiet and peaceful atmosphere in a lush, green park. Many ponds, waterfalls and pathways lead you to the garden including a Tea House and a Sand and Stone Garden.

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Portland, Oregon
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96 reviews 96 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I visited on a weekday so it was not so busy. The free docent led tour is well worth the 1 hour it takes. Sue our guide was extremely knowledgeable and informative about how the gardens came too be and how it is taken care of. Each season offers a different scene as the gardens change and mature. There is... More

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Schenectady, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We loved our visit to the Japanese Garden. It was lovely and peaceful. Washington Park was beautiful as well. The shuttle bus that runs through the park made it easy to get to.

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San Diego
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A wonderful place to visit when in Washington Park. It is great to contrast this garden with International Rose Test Garden also located in Washington Park.

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