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General Admission Portland Japanese Garden

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    Visit: Portland Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886

    In Japanese gardens, everything you see is intentional. Consider this along your stroll through Portland Japanese Garden’s 12 acres. Notice each plant and stone’s placement and how the paths change and guide your experience. A Japanese garden isn’t meant to evoke strong emotions, but rather quiet reflection.

    Designed with plants that naturally mark the passage of the seasons, Portland Japanese Garden is beautiful throughout the year. Spring brings new blooms that gradually fade into the summer’s tapestry of greens. Autumn sets the Garden ablaze, while winter reveals its stunning bones.

    The recent expansion added a modern Cultural Village just outside the historical Garden’s gates. Home to three buildings and several new Garden spaces, including a Bonsai Terrace, the expansion has added much to the attraction’s offerings.

    The Umami Café offers an array of authentic tea and light snacks for you to enjoy while reflecting on your experience.

    Art exhibitions and cultural demonstrations occur throughout the year and provide cultural context for the Garden.
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    Reviewed yesterday

    The gardens are breathtaking. Do try to take your time through the garden. Do not rush this. Try to think through all the thoughts that this garden brings to you. Sit down for more than a minute without your cell phone or the camera. This...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Departure78836
    Reviewed yesterday

    The gardens are beautiful but for the price they were a little disappointing. You can pretty see all of the gardens in less than an hour. At 17.00 per person I was disappointed.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Deborah L
    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Loved my visit to Japanese Gardens. Serene beauty at its best. You can take a tour or ramble through on your own. Stop and meditate to take in the view. There is a tea house if you want.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Robin N
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This place is super pretty to walk around and look at, very calming and awesome scenery. However if you aren’t a nature lover you might be bored.....and it’s not cheap to get into. However, it is a pretty place to see on a nice sunny...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Darci A
    JapaneseGardenPDX, General Manager at Portland Japanese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    We're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience! In addition to the Garden, admission includes guided tours, access to our Art in the Garden exhibitions, and cultural demonstrations and performances. Additionally, we have Umami Cafe if you'd like to enjoy traditional Japanese tea during your...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I love Japanese gardens and visited this one for inspiration at my own home. It was next level! Our local Japanese gardens in Australia are nice, but this was the best garden I have ever visited. We took hundreds of photos and left feeling inspired....More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Charles S
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    Response from elviraexplores | Reviewed this property |
    I would not say this garden is electric-scooter friendly. Too many little paths that have several steps or walking-access-only terrain
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