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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 - 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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Good for the soul

No matter how many times I go here there is always something about it that makes me feel relaxed and renewed. The first place I became a member when we moved. Everyone loves the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Lyn P
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Daly City, California
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Daly City, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

No matter how many times I go here there is always something about it that makes me feel relaxed and renewed. The first place I became a member when we moved. Everyone loves the rose gardens but this is a year round delight and worth the entrance or membership fee.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This garden feels authentic and really well planned - it is shady, green and lush and feels incredibly peaceful. If you've already got as far as the Rose Garden, it's worth paying the entry fee for the Japanese Garden, which we found to be the better of the two.

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Huntington, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Adjacent to the rose gardens this is a paid for attraction and requires a lot of stair climbing. It is very zen like and we enjoyed going to it.

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Thank Tom W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must. I will admit to knowing very little about Japanese Gardens, but I could have spent the whole day just wandering around and sitting and thinking. On a clear day there's great views over the city too.

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Sheridan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The gardens are beautiful and very well maintained. It was totally worth taking a few hours to explore.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This looked like a nice enough Japanese Garden, however, one of the assets of such a place is the sense of peace & tranquility which was impossible to experience due to the large construction project at the base of the garden. The noise, dirt and confusion caused by this really took away from the experience. I think that a reduction... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to see these gardens after checking out the (amazing) rose gardens. The Japanese gardens cost $10 per person and were VERY underwhelming, even if they had been free. A small koi pond and waterfall, some cute garden pathways. Had this been a free to enjoy public park, it would have served as a nice short... More 

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Eagle, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I thought this garden was beautiful, but lacking anything that was really inspiring or tranquil. It had some trees and some sculptures that looked Japanese, there was a koi pond, and a sand garden. It was small and had a lot of people. I don't know much about Japanese garden but I don't think it was worth the $12.

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Thank beentie
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Garden is a beautiful show of Japanese culture. But it's not very big or impressive and I think the price ($9.50) was a bit too expensive

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed it, I just thought it might have a little more to it. Abiet bigger than the Chinese garden. If your into this, you would probably give it 5 stars. I went with 4...

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