Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Portland Japanese Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Portland Japanese Garden
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
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, classrooms, exhibition and gallery space, and the Umami Cafe.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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1968GT500
Waco, TX86 contributions
Great place
Oct 2021 • Friends
Very informative and blissful. The gardens, ponds, and grounds are beautifully maintained. The plants and information are well worth the visit.
Written October 18, 2021
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JoliveB
157 contributions
Tranquil Gardens well worth a visit. Book tickets in advance
Oct 2021
Well worth visiting and spending time walking through their tranquil gardens. If you want to visit their tea room you must book when you arrive. Lovely place to spend 2 hours
Written October 12, 2021
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HelenfromDallas
Dallas, TX6 contributions
Beautifully Zen....
Oct 2021
The best part of my visit to Portland was the visit to this garden. I lucked out without any reservations. I was there on a cold, gloom Thursday morning. Things were very busy by sunny noon just as I left. Recommend reservations for entry, tour and tea room. Susan H. was a great guide
Written October 7, 2021
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David B
Kentwood, MI288 contributions
Parking nightmare, but worth the effort.
Sep 2021
We visited on a Thursday morning. The parking lot is very small and surrounding area does not have much. We got lucky as someone was leaving when we drove in.

There was a wide variety of relaxing areas. Koi pond, many fountains and waterfalls along trails winding through the park were my favorite. Also enjoyed the view looking out across Portland towards Mount Hood.

The walk up from the parking lot was a steep climb and you had to be careful going up and down the trails in the park. Definitely wear good sturdy shoes.

Wish we could have spent more time as it was a very relaxing stop in a busy vacation.
Written October 2, 2021
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651MichelleJA
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN115 contributions
Stunning and Serene
Oct 2020
This place is stunningly beautiful and incredibly serene. I could have stayed all day, listening to the babbling brooks amid the cool shade. It's definitely something I hope to see again!
Written September 27, 2021
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lizlubee
Newburyport, MA427 contributions
A peaceful garden
Aug 2021
A nice experience overall but walk if you can since parking looked to be a bit chaotic. We walked through the rose garden which, despite the late summer date and drought situation, was still looking beautiful. The Japanese Garden is lovely and a peaceful place to spend some time, but is smaller than I expected. I also thought the entrance fee was a bit high, but I presume looking after the gardens is a costly enterprise.
Written September 15, 2021
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lettielou
Keller, TX88 contributions
Must visit!
Sep 2021
Amazing garden and a must visit while in Portland! Parking isn’t fun, but it can be done. It was one of the highlights of our trip and unexpected.
Written September 13, 2021
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MarianTB
Chicago, IL80 contributions
Definitely worth a visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
Just beautiful. So peaceful and gorgeously laid out. The Japanese maples were a special favorite and the view of Portland just lovely
Written September 12, 2021
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Becki C
Marshfield, WI242 contributions
Beautiful Area but Not a Lot to Do
Aug 2021
We really tried to take our time and enjoy the beauty, but that being said, it was an hour at most. Parking was a hassle and had to keep circling to find a place on Sunday morning. If I would have found more things to do in Portland, I would not have come here.
Written September 12, 2021
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jbushman2017
Fresno, CA408 contributions
More than just a Garden
Sep 2021 • Couples
Beautiful and calm and more than just a garden, The garden is not that large but feels bigger than it is. When you arrive they will provide you a map of the layout. The garden is kept in good shape and in the garden you can find a couple different shopping opportunities with some very nice Japanese items. There was some food available. The cost of the garden is expensive and tickets are sold for specific times so you are better off buying tickets before you go as it is not unusual to find a line to purchase tickets if you go during the prime times. It was a highlight for my wife.
Written September 12, 2021
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