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Portland Japanese Garden

611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
+1 503-223-1321
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Absolutely take a volunteer-led tour

It's a graceful place to stroll around, but the free hour-long tour helped me grasp so many of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Must visit in Portland

This place is just 10 mins away from downtown and is a must visit. It’s an awesome Japanese garden... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
+1 503-223-1321
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Reviewed yesterday

It's a graceful place to stroll around, but the free hour-long tour helped me grasp so many of the design details. Our guide, Christine, illuminated the transitions between gardens and interpreted some of the symbolism. I was especially moved by the message on the peace...More

Thank Jcsepich
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is just 10 mins away from downtown and is a must visit. It’s an awesome Japanese garden, the best I saw in US. We visited in the fall and the colors were so bright. Well maintained and occupies enough space for a good...More

Thank Krish C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful. Can’t write anything that would truly capture the experience. Amazing place and didn’t feel crowded even though there was a lot of people. Must visit if in the Portland area. Was able to get a beautiful picture overlooking the city with Mt Hood...More

Thank Tiffiny M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful! Took to Train in from downtown. Go early tho....we only had one hour at the gardens. We made the mistake by hiking it from the train stop. Should have taken the free shuttle. We wasted time walking...lol

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 5 days ago

There are several unique parts of the garden that make each it's own unique little tranquil world. The gentle gong sounding in the background adds to the magic of this Portland gem!

Thank Rik V
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful! A Lovely authentic design done with obvious care. It’s a rich and peaceful experience. We visited in damp weather and it didn’t bother us

Thank gregpmet
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must see. Like a little peace of heaven. Great place for photos. If i lived in Portland, this place would be my sanctuary. A small price to pay to restore the sole

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see if your in Portland. It is even nice on drizzling days. We went on the docent tour . Very informational and well worth the time . It cost 14.95 and can get busy . There is walking required on uneven...More

Thank teamsteepanddeep
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a cloudy Saturday (typical late autumn in Portland). Accessible by car or a 2 mile hike through the Arboretum. Admission fee is not kid friendly but is absolutely worth the price. Hike uphill to the main plaza. (Also has a shuttlebus for mobility...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Takes about 20-30 minutes to see the garden They have a tea restaurant that serves $5. cups of tea. Pricy. I would not have gone but it was part of our tour package it was just OK

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15 October 2017|
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Response from Bair3384 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the bus lines are usually the 32,33, or 34 lines run daily.
15 October 2017|
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Response from Kate O | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Public buses go there
2 October 2017|
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Response from Projournalist | Reviewed this property |
The Japanese garden doesn't have a lot of deciduous trees. There are some (like Japanese maples, which don't offer a lot of fall color). I think Fall is a nice time to visit the Japanese Garden, because crowds will likely be... More