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Portland Japanese Garden

611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
+1 503-223-1321
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Great garden

We went in February and took a twelve o clock tour with a volunteer. The volunteer was very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Isabella C
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Peaceful

So peaceful here. Gives me gardening inspiration. Just missed all the blooms. If I could only come... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went in February and took a twelve o clock tour with a volunteer. The volunteer was very knowledgeable and showed us the entire garden and its history about the landscaper and the zoo history. He also showed us what it would look like if...More

Thank Isabella C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So peaceful here. Gives me gardening inspiration. Just missed all the blooms. If I could only come back in about a month oh the blooms would be amazing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Japanese Garden on a Sunday day in February. I think the admission was a bit expensive for February, because not many colors yet in this season. It would be definitely a lot nicer to see it in spring or summer or autumn. I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed these gardens. You can tell that a lot of work goes to maintaining them. I do a lot of meditation and going through these gardens was definitely something to take in slowly versus rushing through. There is so much to take in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did our visit straight from the airport after picking up our rental car. My reaction is the quickest way to slow down. The tranquility and separation from the city and daily routine was extraordinary. Views are amazing of Mt. Hood on clear day. We...More

Thank Harold P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though I visited this garden during the winter, it was still absolutely beautiful/peaceful. I would love to come back during the summertime to see all of the flowers bloomed. There’s a little tea bar in the back of the garden. I ended up drinking...More

Thank Ebony K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m in Portland on business with the weekend off. The weather was unseasonably mild for February. The staff at The River’s Edge Hotel where I’m staying recommended the visit to the Japanese Gardens. A scenic, twisting road which snakes it’s way to a mountain top,...More

1  Thank bouncebackmom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved every minute of it. It was a nice way to start our day walking through this garden which felt very peaceful. Price was 15$ for adults and 12$ for students. They have tours there that are free but only at specific times. They mentioned...More

Thank Ryan T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even in winter time his place is breath taking. I only wish I would have had more time to spend here just relaxing in the garden. Recommended stop if you’re in Washington Park.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here while on vacation with my mother. We were a little hesitant to go because of the price of admission, but I think it was well worth it! It was so nice to just walk slowly around and take it all in. There...More

Thank Rebecca B
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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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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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Response from Bair3384 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the bus lines are usually the 32,33, or 34 lines run daily.
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