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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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12:00 pm - 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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Beautiful, peaceful spot

Wonderful Japanese garden. Very well done......very peaceful, as it should be. Many excellent water features.

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Sacramento, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful Japanese garden. Very well done......very peaceful, as it should be. Many excellent water features.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Japanese gardens are a lovely, well manicured combination of waterfalls, Koi ponds, and diverse greenery. Take your time, walk slowly, and be refreshed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very busy place with lots of international travelers who run through. Noticed they have an early admittance if you are a member, will try that next time for possible a more serene experience.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This attraction is under renovation for the next year but is still open to the public. The construction affects mostly the front entrance, not the peacefulness of the gardens. We were there on a drizzly day and still enjoyed ourselves. Bring your umbrella....the Teahouse will be ready in the spring!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is a little hike up to get to the garden but well worth it to see such beautiful peaceful surroundings. Chairs were set out for full moon viewing when we visited and the view of Portland is spectacular. They have a tea house, rock garden and koi fish pond and beautifully landscaped gardens and authentic plants native to Japan.... More 

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Arlington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a treat to visit any season. Architectural features use no nails. The paths beckon visitors to wander and they do. Look carefully around you and up and down: the sights are spectacular. The gardens are currently under construction for expansion and renovations. Accessibility is limited. Visit the rose garden below (no charge). Parking is limited; be prepared to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Japanese garden is exquisite. I have traveled extensively in Japan, visiting many of their gardens, shrines and temples. This Japanese garden makes one feel like they are in Japan, it sure did for me. Take your time, look left, right, up & down as you go slowly though the garden. It has fountains, streams, koi pond, stone gardens, beautifully sculptured... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very relaxing - multiple gardens, make sure that you take a tour and then find the one you like the most and spend some time there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful place to visit. If you don't mind a bit of walking to get to the entrance definitely visit! They are working on some construction at the entrance but hopefully that doesn't ruin a fun trip to this garden. Great place to relax and admire. Good place for some photography as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This garden is located inside the huge Washington Park. Parking was scarce when we were there at 2 pm on a weekday. We had to circle around for nearly a half hour to find a parking space and then were required to pay a nominal fee ( something under $2/hour). There was a walk to reach the entrance of the... More 

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