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Portland Japanese Garden

611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
+1 503-223-1321
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Beautiful, peaceful place.

We took the free shuttle in Washington Park instead of walking. It's a hot day and the shuttle... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shelovestotravel5
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Erie, Pennsylvania
Find a piece of Japan in Portland

So calming and beautiful it was indeed a enjoyable experience to visit the Japanese Garden in... read more

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nainachopra
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Pune, India
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Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty in all four seasons. In Spring of 2017, the Garden opened its new Cultural Village, complete with new garden spaces, classrooms, exhibition and gallery space, and the Umami Cafe.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the free shuttle in Washington Park instead of walking. It's a hot day and the shuttle takes you past some of the most expensive houses in Portland. Make sure to take the free guided tour. Our tour guide (I forgot her name) was...More

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Reviewed yesterday

So calming and beautiful it was indeed a enjoyable experience to visit the Japanese Garden in Portland. It actually feels like being in Japan the Garden boasts of beautiful pathways through Japanese landscapes, waterfall, and pond with beautiful fish with most beautiful colours. A Japanese...More

Thank nainachopra
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not easy to get to (we used Lyft because parking is a real problem) and not cheap ($15) but an interesting experience and worth the effort

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful landscape. Peaceful. Cool environment. Quite a walk uphill. Drive from Pearl District rather than walk.

Thank berlyc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The water features were all dry because it hasn't rained for a month so not that changed the look of many of the areas. $14 each didn't seem worth it- choose the Rose Garden

Thank Kjay200
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I guess I was expecting more and there was no clear path or info about the different parts of the garden. I didn't understand the significance.

Thank anniehale4
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is beautiful and really well kept. It is a must visit for sure if you are ever in the Portland, OR area. The gardens are beautiful and you get a chance to see a very nice view of the city's landscape with Mt...More

Thank lacerf
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cost is 10 to 15 dollars a person depending on the age but tickets are easier to get than the parking which was packed on a Wednesday afternoon. The garden is well maintained and is exactly like it was 5 years ago. The have...More

Thank ata2018
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My second time visiting here with the last time in 1999. Many new improvements. As before I really enjoyed the koi ponds.

Thank Jeff_Burandt
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very pleasant 'oasis' in the middle of the city. There is a reasonable entrance fee which includes a tour. There is a Chinese tea room also available for refreshments. I highly recommend it.

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Patricia H
18 July 2017|
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Response from esd3104 | Reviewed this property |
Adult: $14.95 Senior (65+): $12.95 Student: $11.95 Youth (6-17): $10.45 Child (5 and under): Free
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Jim C
6 July 2017|
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Response from Jeanette M | Reviewed this property |
I believe the remodel does solve the accessibility problem. There's a bus that can take you up the initial hill at the entrance. There's a flat plaza area at the top. The small restaurant there had no stairs - I believe it... More
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Jim C
6 July 2017|
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Response from LJLWSG | Reviewed this property |
The official answer appears in another posting. The wheelchair accessible area is very limited. The best parts of the garden are graveled pathways with lots of steps and elevation changes. It's unfortunate, but that's how it... More
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