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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 - 19:00
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 - 19:00
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 19:00
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 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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Pretty but overpriced

The gardens were very pretty and I am sure it costs quite a bit too keep up. However I think my husband and I walked around for an hour, so to pay $15 a person, plus parking did... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The gardens were very pretty and I am sure it costs quite a bit too keep up. However I think my husband and I walked around for an hour, so to pay $15 a person, plus parking did not seem worth it to me. A would say it's a one time visit.

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful place - so peaceful to walk through or to just sit and look at gardens. Amazingly maintained.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very beautiful walk throughout many trees and authentic art work nice creek and waterfalls through the gardens. We did go on raining day. You will get wet as you are outside and there are really no coverings to shield you. Take an umbrella if it is a raining day. Proper hiking shoes should be worn as the hike can take... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Voted one of the best in the world, just added a few more new buildings, and traditional exhibits, classes and of course landscape. The head landscaper came here from Japan and will also be doing the main landscape for the next summer Olympics in Japan.

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have visited several Japanese gardens during our world travels. This was one of the nicest Japanese gardens that we have visited. The vegetation had plenty of blooms and the colors were just plain beautiful.

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Thank rrodriguez2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice place to go for a stroll and there are lots of photo opportunities. However, it is definitely not the cheapest place to visit. If you are wanting a quick walk through, then this is not the place for you.

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The tea garden has always bee a nice stroll..too many never stop, look and listen so they cruise through too quickly. The new rework is exciting...the entrance hillside is now a walk worth walking and as things get more complete will be a major additional area. But regardless, too many pictures, not enough time on the ample benches.

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the garden during the Japanese Bonsai show. Loved the show and the wonderful new and beautiful grounds and buildings. We really liked the new screens and wood work in the buildings and particularly the location of the tea restaurant. Looks like a it all is a wonderful addition to the garden. Now if you could just figure out the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently visited the newly renovated Japanese Garden which has been closed for some time. The new buildings, which include a gift shop and tea house, are gorgeous. The main attraction, the garden itself, is still the same beautiful place it was, only it has been spiffed up. The walkway up to the garden is now much easier. I look... More 

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Hays, Kansas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Japanese Garden on a Friday at our daughter's suggestion. It was still quite busy but not over-crowded. Parking is a challenge. Plan to spend several hours, and plan to be amazed by the serene beauty of this garden!

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