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Portland Japanese Garden

611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
+1 503-223-1321
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Ranked #6 of 308 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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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Beautiful!! Would love to return during Autumn. If you are looking for more of a self guided experience, would recommend arriving 20-30 minutes after the guided tours.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This was a beautiful Japanese Garden. Unfortunately for us, it was not blooming as the time of year was not right for this but was very green and beautifully kept. The landscaping is amazing. It is a bit pricy for admission but they have free guided tours. We chose to guide ourselves and really loved it. This is not a... More

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Well worth seeing, no gimmics, not "touristy". The paths might be a little challenging for thoses with canes, knee problems, etc.

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Freeport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This garden is really lovely. Highly recommend! Even better than the rose garden across the way, but if you are there, you should go to both.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

On a hot day like today, really appreciated all the shade the gardens offered. Lots of stairs for those challenged with walking them. I enjoyed them though. Overall peaceful. Although I must admit I still prefer the Japanese gardens in San Francisco more. Tip: ask for the AAA rate if you're a member for $1 off the ticket price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Japanese Garden is very well kept, very eye-pleasing, very tranquil if you get there early and beat the crowds like I did ... plus it has great views of Downtown Portland and if clear Mt. Hood. The only downside is that admission is a bit pricey ... the reason one star fell by the wayside in my review.

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JapaneseGardenPDX, Public Relations Manager at Portland Japanese Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Garden. We hope you come back and experience the Garden in every season. More

Waterford, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I am sure that other already have articulated better than I could how beautiful and peaceful these gardens are. Be sure to park as close to the entrance as possible (the road winds up the hill) since there is a large parking lot in this area. You can take a shuttle to the beginning of the gardens if climbing stairs... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you are at the Rose Garden - make sure to hit up the Japanese garden too. Beautiful gem with lots of grounds to explore. Lovely Coy pond - but please don't throw anything in it - it is NOT a wishing well

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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I would never have gone on my own for this price, but my friend was determined to see it. So I was doubly-disappointed when after 30 minutes she declared it not worth the money and said she was ready to leave. Yes, it's beautiful and very well designed. But it's so crowded that it's hardly peaceful (though we were there... More

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POWAY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This must be authentic Japanese because it is unlike the usual gardens in the US. Beware of the steep walk up to the garden. There is a tram available.

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