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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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A Garden to Enjoy

A lovely, serene garden with many features to enjoy. The shuttle bus was a very nice feature for those who aren't as able to traverse the grounds, and the layout of the garden was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

A lovely, serene garden with many features to enjoy. The shuttle bus was a very nice feature for those who aren't as able to traverse the grounds, and the layout of the garden was such that you never felt crowded, even though there were many people exploring the area along with us. I would return there, and pairing it with... More 

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Chino Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

For the cost of admission they could have labeled what you were looking at. Did not take long to see everything.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

At first our group of 12 senior citizens hesitated to visit because we felt it might not worth for the entrance fee. We were surprised that the garden is so serene and well maintained. We felt so peaceful and easy to walk around. This garden is a real treat for old soul like us.

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Newport, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This garden is beautiful! It's a great place to take the family and walk around. The landscape has been executed amazingly. The koi fish a fun for everyone to watch, and there are little nooks and crannies to sit quietly under the trees. I would highly recommend this to everyone.

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SAINT PAUL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Another must-do! Go to Washington Park for the roses but don't miss also seeing the Japanese Garden. It's a short walk up the hill above the Rose Gardens and they also have a free shuttle. Walk slowly along its paths. Breathe. Enjoy its greenery and also its lovely gift shop with lots of artisan-made items.

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This garden is much better than the Seattle Japanese garden. The paths wander through different settings and the trees are lovingly taken care of. There is enough shade to enjoy it even on hot sunny days.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Very serene and excellently maintained. It is a very stunning garden! I only wish I could have hung up a hammock and stayed for the afternoon! It's not very big but they are expanding it and I would like to go back to see what additions they include.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Maybe it's because I don't fully appreciate a Japanese garden.... but I was quite disappointed. It's nice and clean and well manicured, but if you're making me pay for something I need a little more. My kids (6, 4, and 1) were quite bored. I can't even let them run around and have fun because you feel like you need... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My husband, 10-year-old granddaughter and I took a guided tour of the gardens with one of their docents. What a fabulous experience! The docent, a professional landscape designer, made it so fun and interesting...my granddaughter was captivated by the stories behind each of the separate garden designs and recounted them to her mother that night with great enthusiasm. This garden... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I personally felt disappointed with this garden and think the admission price is high for what you see. The garden is nice, but it is small and has quite treacherous footing on steep stone staircases and narrow paths. They recommend you go round one direction then reverse and go the opposite direction, probably because you have seen the garden so... More 

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