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Portland Japanese Garden

611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
+1 503-223-1321
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Truly beautiful

A lovely garden and peaceful retreat from the city. Free tours with your admission offered at noon... read more

Reviewed today
Carol T
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a lovely walk

Parking or finding parking can be a nightmare . Beautiful view of the city before you head up to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Frank A
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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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Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
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Reviewed today via mobile

A lovely garden and peaceful retreat from the city. Free tours with your admission offered at noon, 2 and 4, and are highly recommended to understand the history and design of the garden. If you’re lucky, with the weather, you’ll also get a fantastic view...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Parking or finding parking can be a nightmare . Beautiful view of the city before you head up to the garden.The garden is pretty. A lovely walk around to see everything. Bathrooms were nice and clean. Sunny dry day is better for sure, wear comfortable...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely heartrendingly gorgeous. A different incredible vista around every corner. I would be wary if I were traveling with someone with mobility or balance issues -- paths were sometimes steep and wet. But it was the highlight of our trip.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the most beautiful strolling gardens in Portland is well worth the visit, especially in the spring. When the sun finally shows itself in late spring, it is worth the visit. Parking is below the actual gardens but there is a shuttle to take...More

Thank Andrea A
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Reviewed 5 days ago

One might find this garden more interesting when trees are blooming.. I think it is enchanted place in any season. Come to see for yourself! A must visit if in Portland.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens. Very peaceful. Easy to get to by uber from downtown. Also had tea in cafe - very nice experience.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the most gorgeous place to take picture at any time of the year. Fall is spectacular with the changing of the leaves! Every picture is farmable..

Thank Karla / Kerrie S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful walk through couple sets of gardens in hills overlooking downtown. A bit pricey at $15/person. Loved the range of plants and especially the tranquility of the moss ensconced waterfall area.

Thank David S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Japanese Garden, one of the best in the world, has been "refreshed" and expanded. It is absolutely lovely. Mornings are less crowded, but it is a great place to visit at any time of day. Calming environment to wander in. It has a new...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go in the morning before there are lines and crowds. (I tried going on a Monday at noon and the line was already extending into the parking lot. I came back on a Thursday at 10-ish and it was a much shorter line.) It's incredibly...More

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bouncebackmom
11 February 2018|
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Response from jlevy49 | Reviewed this property |
Yes at certain scheduled times, not every day , all day.
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Erin H
27 December 2017|
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Response from Amanda A | Reviewed this property |
In terms of the drive, it depends on where your from. If your from Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro, Tigard, or cities of the metropolitan area the drive is pretty easy. If you're from further out, either from Washington or more... More
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timiniowa
15 October 2017|
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Response from mbV8342CW | Reviewed this property |
Yes, TriMet bus #63 goes there and there are a couple other buses that drop within 1 mile.
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