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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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Hours:
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 Site-But its a Hike to the Gate

The garden is located on a side of a mountain, so you have to walk a zigzag pathway to the gate. There is a shuttle that runs up and down the mountain once and hour. So either... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Usa
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Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The garden is located on a side of a mountain, so you have to walk a zigzag pathway to the gate. There is a shuttle that runs up and down the mountain once and hour. So either you wait for the shuttle or walk about 100 yards up this pathway. My wife had a injured knee so we took awhile... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful Japanese gardens that one can hike to and get lost in... If you are looking for a quiet place to recharge and meditate, this is it!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The sound of trees being felled and loud construction did detract from my experience. I was a little miffed that we are required to pay full price for the garden though I didn't feel like I got a full price experience. However, if you don't have an opportunity to visit a Japanese garden near you, then grab some earplugs and... More 

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Solana Beach, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is not a chap visit at $12 a ticket. And it is pretty. But NOT worth that much. If if was $5 ok but at $12. It's just a Japanese gardens. Not at all worst the price. Ali thur the free rose gardens below and then spend your $12 on some sushi

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Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went specifically to see their bamboo sculpture exhibition. The objects advertised where not there but a collective picture of the artist's works. Hard entrance to walk (hike) to during construction

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Vancouver, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Typically, Japanese gardens are extremely serene and have a beauty to them . These gardens are weak and do not deliver that beauty or impact. The entry fee is not justified for the experience.

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous spot. Like a while other world in the middle of the city. Parking is a nightmare now because of construction, so hop an Uber and skip the drama.

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Sacramento, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 3 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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