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Portland Japanese Garden

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Address: 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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 four seasons. In 2016 and 2017 the Garden is undergoing a major expansion project which will add a Cultural Village -- complete with classroom, exhibition, and gallery space and an authentic Japanese Tea Cafe -- outside the original Garden's gates.

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A tranquil island of serenity.

There are five distinct gardens in the Portland Japanese Garden. The free guided tour was very well done and added to our enjoyment of the gardens. It was raining lightly when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not as good as I expected. I've been to a couple other Japanese gardens in other areas and this one did not live up to those. They are adding areas so maybe after construction it will be better. Not worth the money in my opinion

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are five distinct gardens in the Portland Japanese Garden. The free guided tour was very well done and added to our enjoyment of the gardens. It was raining lightly when we were there and that added positively to the experience rather than detracting from it. You experience the garden through all of the senses. It is currently undergoing and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a morning with friends at the Japanese Garden. It was a lovely and tranquil place. There was construction going on but the construction will result in an authentic tea room and more Japanese articles for purchase. I can't wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take the time to walk leisurely around these lovely gardens. The variety of plants and trees is wonderful. There are a few places where you need to be careful but most ages and ability can handle it. A couple of spots give a great view of a slice of Portland.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There were quite a few people there when we attended but on a slower day it would be much more enjoyable to just sit in the quiet and listen to the sounds of all the water. There are tours and due to the narrow walkways it was hard to get around with all the crowds.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best Japanese gardens in the U.S. -- this is perfect for groups of any age and interest. The Garden presents an opportunity to enjoy nature, art, landscape and culture all in one experience. Oh yeah, and it is BEAUTIFUL. Be sure to catch the view of Mt. Hood and say hi to the Koi! *Please note that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

These gardens are truly breathtaking. We explored all five gardens that make up the Portland Japanese Garden, and then we took a free tour so we could see them again. Every little detail was thought of, and there are surprises around every corner. If you're in Portland, the Japanese Gardens are a must visit locale.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful place to stroll and chill ouot. It is larger than lost I have seen and very peaceful. They are renovating part of it at the entrance through the spring but you can still get in. No Tea this time but maybe next time as that is part of the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Disclaimer: There were constructions when I visited, but most of it was around the entrance. Very peaceful, and quiet walk along the garden. It's a typical Japanese garden. I thought it was comparable to the ones I've been to in Kyoto. The gift shop was very small, not that I would buy anything from gift shops... I look forward to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see for anyone in Portland or visiting. Spring is the best season or early Summer. It's so Peaceful and tranquil, the beauty and care for this garden is impeccable! It's not to expensive $10 for adults, bring your water in a back pack, you will be doing some walking and ladies NO high heels, lots of... More 

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