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Peaceful retreat

One of my absolute favorite places in Portland. Recently remodeled, the Japanese Garden is the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tim S
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Peaceful place

Beautiful and peaceful. Nice place to walk around, seat, meditate. I will visit again. It is little... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
diazodalys99
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Portland, Oregon
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Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty in all four seasons. In Spring of 2017, the Garden opened its new Cultural Village, complete with new garden spaces...more
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611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Super disappointed as we went here after reading reviews. Expensive at $17 per ticket to walk through a mostly unlabeled "garden" with a "view" of the city mostly clouded by the trees. It is more like a pretty park. There were employees trying to keep...More

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JapaneseGardenPDX, Guest Relations Manager at Portland Japanese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Garden. I'm very sorry to hear your didn't enjoy your visit. The Portland Japanese Garden is 55-year old aesthetic Garden, built on the site of the old Oregon zoo. While it might seem like a untouched 'natural'...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of my absolute favorite places in Portland. Recently remodeled, the Japanese Garden is the perfect place to relax and reconnect with nature, especially when the weather is nice! Koi ponds, tea houses, and scenic views of the city...what more could you ask for?

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful and peaceful. Nice place to walk around, seat, meditate. I will visit again. It is little expensive the visit ticket I think I paid $20 or more. It is worth it. Bring water. In the summer is hot. They have a cafeteria but it...More

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JapaneseGardenPDX, Front Office Manager at Portland Japanese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your review of the Garden. We're very glad to hear you enjoyed you visit. I wanted to share our current ticket prices for your reference. Thank you again! SUMMER PRICES (MAY 1-SEPT. 30) Adult: $16.95 Senior (65+): $14.50 Student: $13.50...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very relaxing afternoon. There is a free shuttle service from the MAX train to the garden. The rose garden is nearby.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited on a Saturday in July...I would love to see the park with less other people. There are wonderful benches and places for reflection. It was worth the $17 entry fee. But it does not take the whole day so it is a price consideration....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A very soothing group of gardens with beautiful symbols of the Shinto Japanese culture is the way,I would describe this garden. You will have beautiful views from the gardens since they are situated on a hill in Washington Park. The garden is located at the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you're looking for a serene, peaceful, beautiful getaway, you MUST go to the Japanese Gardens. The staff is friendly, the shuttle is helpful, and the walking paths are just outstanding. Great place!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a nice side trip in Portland. We were there on a beautiful day and the gardens were in great shape. But it wasn't drop dead gorgeous and quite expensive for what it was. If you don't have time to visit you haven't missed...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you like gardens this is wonderful tranquil beautifully set out worth while and price reasonable.Typical Japanese garden in steep area with steps in some areas.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Truly a beautiful and serene garden. Like nothing I’ve ever seen in this country. The manicured gardens, water falls, ponds, bridges and overall environs encourages you to slow down and appreciate all the beauty around you. A magnificent garden. You should “stop and smell the...More

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ar2679
June 14, 2018|
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Response from JapaneseGardenPDX | Property representative |
The admission prices for the summer season are: Adult: $14.95 Senior +65: $14.50 Student: $13.50 Youth (6-17): $11.50 Children (5 and under): Free
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bouncebackmom
February 11, 2018|
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Yes at certain scheduled times, not every day , all day.
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Erin H
December 27, 2017|
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Response from Amanda A | Reviewed this property |
In terms of the drive, it depends on where your from. If your from Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro, Tigard, or cities of the metropolitan area the drive is pretty easy. If you're from further out, either from Washington or more... More
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