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Portland Japanese Garden

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Address: 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Phone Number:
+1 503-223-1321
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 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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Refreshing sanctuary

It was a cold and grey day in Portland but our trip to the Japanese garden made it very special. It's big enough to get lost but not tired. Very refreshing and inspiring - you... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a cold and grey day in Portland but our trip to the Japanese garden made it very special. It's big enough to get lost but not tired. Very refreshing and inspiring - you just want to sit down and meditate. A beautiful garden.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The garden is such a beautiful place to walk around and relax. If you're looking to slow down your pace definitely go here. I believe they have an option to take you on a tour

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Under construction now and still beautiful. One of the really great quiet spots in Portland you must visit.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Part of Washington Park. Beautiful setting and lovely trails throughout the garden not hard to do. Feel like you're in Japan.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to Japan, so this place took me back. I loved strolling the acres of beautiful plants, pagodas, flowers, and birds. It's a very quiet, serene and shady place, nice for wandering when time is no issue.

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minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a few hours to explore and decided to visit this garden. It was a beautiful mid-week day. Gardens were beautiful; crowd was manageable. Definitely worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This Japanese garden is beautiful! It is well designed, easy to navigate, and lovely. Each part of the garden has its own unique feature. Entrance fee and gift shop are a little pricey but it is an attraction after all. Good place for any age. Not terribly wheelchair friendly due to stone steps and narrow paths. Definitely worth seeing!

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These gardens are beautiful. Portland is not a "bustling" city compared to many, but like any urban area, after exploring downtown, it's nice to get a little nature. Portland has many amazing opportunities to do this whether it be enjoying one of their many lovely parks, heading outside the city to see the waterfalls, or heading up to the Japanese... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I mean, if you're looking for a japanese garden movie set and cant afford the tickets for your crew, then yes this is the place. Otherwise, it is a cringeworthy imitation. All of the american filth, none of the japanese delicacy. I think it is a "poor" attraction, but I must admit that some of the natural beauty was very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautifully, serene experience. A quick train ride to the park, then you can take a free shuttle to the gardens. The garden is up on a hill, you can either walk up through a trail or the gardens have a shuttle as well. I took the shuttle up, but on the way down I went down the trail. You... More 

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