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Portland Japanese Garden

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Address: 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
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+1 503-223-1321
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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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Maybe the best Japanese garden I have seen. Not easy to climb up there but far worth the effort. Would love to see it again in spring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Maybe the best Japanese garden I have seen. Not easy to climb up there but far worth the effort. Would love to see it again in spring.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In April, when the construction is completed, this will definitely be a 5 star attraction. Helpful map identifies highlights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the Japanese gardens during a free afternoon while in Portland on business. It is a lovely place. So peaceful and serene. Greatly enjoyed my visit. Worth the $10 even tho the place was a bit smaller than I'd imagined. You can tour the whole garden in 30 minutes if u just walk thru without stopping to enjoy the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Gardens themselves are beautiful and serene, the trip up to see them is long. It's right in Portland on the NW side but we took a bus and then a walk up to the gardens. If you are older, take a ride of some sort, it is a long uphill walk. Once at the gardens, you find you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Japanese Gardens in Washington Park is one of my very favorite places. Located in the NW hills above downtown Portland, Or, this oasis of peace and beauty of design is so lovely. When I worked downtown I used to like to go there after work on Fridays to decompress and relax while letting the rush hour traffic calm before... More 

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Tigard, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At the time this is being written a part of the Japanese Garden is under construction. They are adding an authentic Japanese village with restaurants just outside the entrance to the garden. Scheduled to open in April 2017, the expansion is a welcome addition to the already beautiful gardens. The gardens has areas that emphasize a particular theme, the Koi... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my mom here on a cold winter day when there wasn't much else to do in the city. It was beautiful and peaceful and the lake was partially frozen over. I can imagine it would be even more beautiful in the spring with more to do/see. It was a little pricey for what it was worth for... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden just got better. It built a new tea house and avey impressive castle wall. They brought over a firm from Japan who has been building castle wall for centuries. I lived in Japan for several years and this garden is the closest to anything I appreciated in Japan

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful location, paths, structures and gravel gardens. As it was winter, the plantings were structurally striking but colour was lacking. The gardens are undergoing redevelopment. Look forward to their completion.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance is currently under construction and is slightly difficult to find; however, once you are in the garden it is makes up for all of the confusion you endured. Absolutely lovely.

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