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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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The Japanese garden is a must see when visiting Portland. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The only drawback at this time is they are adding new areas and they don't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Japanese garden is a must see when visiting Portland. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The only drawback at this time is they are adding new areas and they don't look so hot. I'm sure once they are done they will only make this an even better place to go. Very tranquil place. We enjoyed it very much.

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although there's a lot of construction under way, the gardens are worth a visit even at $9/head. Take a map to ensure you walk all the nooks and inviting crannies this serene space has to offer. Construction should be completed by the Fall of 2017.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful peaceful garden walkways. We went late in the day about 5pm and it was not crowded. Enjoyed it very much. Would recommend.

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Binghamton, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Unless you're really into it, don't waste your time and $10 to go, there are way more things to do around Portland. It didn't help that there was construction going on, let's hope they improve on it.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much work to achieve such a great result. How many hours do gardeners spend just clearing dead leaves? (vacuuming?) Very impressive mix of japanese species and oregonian trees. Amzing location with views of Mt Hood too.

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Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Despite the construction in walk in entrance we are glad we stopped. Went through in 2 hours. Z be aware that only about half is accessible for strollers and wheel chairs. There is a lot of stairs and minimal exertion.Aromatic and beautiful garden in the middle of the park. Nice walk around. Crowded on a Saturday but still a great... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Japanese garden was beautiful. I wish it could be bigger. I loved the Koi pond because the Koi was really big. I enjoy the beautiful water fall because I wasn't expecting that. It was nice seeing the her staff work and a arch made of bamboo tree that they will be putting up.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed this, but it isn't a must if you have been to Japan. If you haven't, this is a very nice taste of Japan. If you have, it's kind of a stylistic mish mash of about 8 or 10 Kyoto temples, an interesting curiosity, not a must. We found the Rose Garden next door to be more unique/fascinating.

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Vienna, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Construction has made access more difficult, but once you get here, the garden is peaceful, green and serene. A lovely retreat and a short trip from the Rose Garden.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went through here on out way out to Spokane and loved it! Definitely a good workout, but once you are up in the gardens, it's do zen and beautiful. A must have visit

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