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Portland Japanese Garden

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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

Our family visited the Portland Japanese Garden with friends from out of town. I knew most of the greenery would be gone this time of year and the flowers wouldn't be out, but I was pleasantly surprised with feel of the garden even in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Renee S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Japanese Garden is a remarkably compact delight -- the paths in the garden wind through it in an efficient and beautiful way, and the Garden also has optional tour guides who provide wonderful insights. I have only visited the Garden during the spring and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Billed as the "most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan," this garden in the hills above Portland makes a nice outing. The garden is meticulously cared for and includes several pavilions, two zen rock gardens, waterfalls and other water features. We were there in winter...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nsl22017
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited on a summer day. Too many tourist, interrupting some time to sit in silence and take in the quiet. I would return earlyu in th morning for sitting in silence, missing the busyness. It is a beautiful setting, inviting silence and an opportunity...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank frederickh532
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stunning! Gorgeous in winter, even with rain dripping off the branches. Not crowded, peaceful setting. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Being lived in Japan for over one and half years, I loved the japanese gardens a lot. In this garden they tried to recreate almost what is there back in japan. Beauty about these gardens is the natural elements they use like bamboo sticks, wood...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PrapullaChandra
Reviewed 1 week ago

The recent remodel of the Japanese Garden has enhanced this treasure.. Spilling over the hillside above Washington Park it incorporates multiple Japanese garden arrangements - flowers and shrubs, sandy Zen garden, sculptures, Koi ponds, and traditional buildings. They make excellent use of Northwest plants (ferns,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HomeisPDX
Reviewed 1 week ago

We plan on going many more times! At first you think it might be small, until you start walking through it. So much to see, and so peaceful and beautiful! Highly recommend to anyone wanting to experience a real Japanese Garden.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Green beautiful gorgeous. Took a pic of that famous maple .. it was so much shorter than we imagined. Really felt good here

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They quote that the prime minister from Japan cited these are the best gardens outside of Japan. We agree! Loved the time there. So peaceful. Will definitely go back for fall colors.

Date of experience: January 2019
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December 31, 2018|
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Response from juliegU5013ID | Reviewed this property |
We spent about 3 hours there. We walked all over, and then stopped for soup and tea.
September 11, 2018|
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Response from JenniCrab | Reviewed this property |
There is a ticket office where you purchase your tickets for entry that may stow your luggage for you. On our visit I didn’t see anyone with luggage so can’t be sure. The international rose garden across the street is public... More
August 2, 2018|
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Response from JapaneseGardenPDX | Property representative |
Hi Cherri, You have a few different options to reach the Portland Japanese Garden: - Bus 63 from Providence Park, will take you right in front of the garden but comes only once per hour - Bus 20, direction west, Tichner... More
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So I bought the plane tickets, but now looking for hotel. I had asked in a previous thread on hotel recommendations, but still haven't found anything near downtown that's $100 and under. anyway, some other questions. 1) Can I take public transit to Washington Park? and if I were to visit the International Rose Garden, the Zoo, the Children's Museum, and World Forestry Center, and the Portland Japanese Garden all in the same day, would that be too much? Not sure how big those places...More
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Depends on what you mean by 'near'... You won't find anything in/close to downtown that is safe and family friendly for under $100. If you are renting a car, one option is to stay in Vancouver, WA ( cool town across the river) and drive/ride the MAX into downtown... But you CAN find good options for downtown in the 150 range - go to travelportland.com and check out their deal offerings
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July 25, 2012|
Response fromoregonpoppa|
The Rose Garden and Japanese Garden are side-by-side in Washington Park, within close proximity to both downtown and the NW 23rd st district. The Chinese Garden is downtown next to Chinatown and also close to downtown and the Pearl District. Lots of great restaurants throughout Portland. How close did you want one?.
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May 25, 2016|
Response fromgnetwerker|
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