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General Admission Portland Japanese Garden

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    What to Expect
    Visit: Portland Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886

    In Japanese gardens, everything you see is intentional. Consider this along your stroll through Portland Japanese Garden’s 12 acres. Notice each plant and stone’s placement and how the paths change and guide your experience. A Japanese garden isn’t meant to evoke strong emotions, but rather quiet reflection.

    Designed with plants that naturally mark the passage of the seasons, Portland Japanese Garden is beautiful throughout the year. Spring brings new blooms that gradually fade into the summer’s tapestry of greens. Autumn sets the Garden ablaze, while winter reveals its stunning bones.

    The recent expansion added a modern Cultural Village just outside the historical Garden’s gates. Home to three buildings and several new Garden spaces, including a Bonsai Terrace, the expansion has added much to the attraction’s offerings.

    The Umami Café offers an array of authentic tea and light snacks for you to enjoy while reflecting on your experience.

    Art exhibitions and cultural demonstrations occur throughout the year and provide cultural context for the Garden.
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    Departure Point
    The Garden is located in the west hills of Portland, Oregon, directly above the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park at 611 SW Kingston Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205
    Departure Time
    5/2/2019 - 9/4/2019Monday:12:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Tuesday:10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Wednesday:10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Thursday:10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Friday:10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Saturday:10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Sunday:10:00 AM - 07:00 PM

    5/2/2020 - 9/4/2020Monday:12:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Tuesday:10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Wednesday:10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Thursday:10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Friday:10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Saturday:10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Sunday:10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    Duration
    1h
    Inclusions
    • The Garden Shuttle runs every 15 minutes during regular Garden Hours
    • Entry/Admission - Portland Japanese Garden
    Exclusions
    • Parking
    • Admission to specially ticketed events
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stay on approved paths. Do not walk on moss or step into raked sand gardens.
    • Silence your cell phone and refrain from talking on it in the Garden.
    • No food or beverages, aside from water.
    • No smoking, including vaping.
    • No pets, only trained service animals.
    • Do not touch or attempt to feed the koi.
    • No paints, inks, or other staining pigments.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Even at a leisurely pace, the garden only takes an hour or two to walk around, but it is so beautiful and well-designed. It's not nearly as nice or big as some of the gardens in Japan, but it's the best one I've been to in the States so far (and about a thousand times better
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    I stepped into the gardens on a rainy Friday afternoon. Elaborately planned Landscaping, hidden paths, Lush foliage, waterfalls, hidden streams with Zen Gardens all combine to relax and calm your soul.You don't want to miss this place! Allow at least 2 hours for quiet
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    The Portland Japanese Garden is a spectacular experience. The Views and layout are beautiful. Spring through Fall offer the best experiences.
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    Perhaps it was the time of year that we went or maybe I just had high expectations because of the reviews. Either way, I didn't see anything that would warrant such rave reviews. It was pretty but nothing out of the ordinary that made the the "most authentic Japanese Garden in
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    Response from JapaneseGardenPDX, Public Relations Manager at General Admission Portland Japanese Garden
    Responded 6 days ago
    Thank you for your feedback. Beyond just offering a peaceful and culturally authentic escape for locals and visitors alike, the Garden offers cultural programming, education initiatives, lectures and robust locally-focused holiday events. Unlike Portland's many parks (which receive funding from the city), we are a private charitable, not-for-profit organization. Our operating budget comes from gate admissions, retail sales, and tax-deductible contributions of our members and donors. We hope you have the chance to visit us again.
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    Japanese gardens is a beautiful, peaceful, natural space, full of places where visitors can stop and contemplate.
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    By: Portland Japanese Garden
    KPB1981
    Dublin, Ireland
    9026
    Enjoyed my walk
    Very peaceful walk around the gardens. They were extremely well manicured. You will get some great pictures there
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    moonlali
    Chicago, Illinois
    73
    Lovely!
    Even at a leisurely pace, the garden only takes an hour or two to walk around, but it is so beautiful and
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    scharm599
    Alturas, California
    70
    Calming Experience
    I stepped into the gardens on a rainy Friday afternoon. Elaborately planned Landscaping, hidden paths, Lush
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    Brad
    80
    Portland Japanese Garden does not Disappoint.
    The Portland Japanese Garden is a spectacular experience. The Views and layout are beautiful. Spring through Fall
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    Shirley T
    5616
    UNDERWHELMING and OVERPRICED
    Perhaps it was the time of year that we went or maybe I just had high expectations because of the reviews. Either
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    Fung L
    101
    A bit overrated
    It was pretty, but since we're from Los Angeles, we have the Huntington Library, which has a Japanese Garden.
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    Mary Margaret
    Corning, California
    554
    16:50 per person plus 8 to park
    Not loving this place. Beautiful but not worth charge. Very busy in winter can only imagine how crowded it would
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    Anna
    Oxnard, California
    30
    Beautiful garden
    We really had a nice time here. Very relaxing and lots of different things to see. There is also a tea house that
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    Sandra C
    5935
    An oasis in the middle of the city
    Japanese gardens is a beautiful, peaceful, natural space, full of places where visitors can stop and contemplate.
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    Footprints757556
    Wasilla, Alaska
    70
    Japanese gardens
    Excellent adventure, very beautiful, we bought the year pass, best value with perks such as early entrance before
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    • Duration: 1h
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