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Portland Japanese Garden

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
General Admission Portland Japanese Garden
From USD 16.95*
General Admission Portland Japanese Garden
From USD 16.95*
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
+1 503-223-1321
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Reviewed yesterday

It doesn't matter whether you visit in the spring, summer or fall. The Portland Japanese Garden is beautiful. The landscape is peaceful and the tranquility resonates with ones soul. If you able to visit in the spring, I hope you get to see the cherry...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CynthiaP1283
Reviewed yesterday

Very Tranquil and recently added- also a bit pricey so try and picka day you have enough time to really enjoy the garden

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Urban sprawl is in full effect in Portland. And while it’s tough to find a parking spot... once you do- you are in for a zen full treat. Enjoy!! Various gardens... not quite Victoria BC, but we’ll worth the stop. Make sure the kids are...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 570pmoss
Reviewed 3 days ago

I like it for a summer day, it is a really nice, relaxing place, with a view, but i think that the price that they charge for the tickets is high for what you get

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank johnmespinosa
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had a short time to visit Portland and wanted to see the Japanese Gardens before work. I purchased a membership so I could go early at 9:30 but what a disappointment. Instead of birds, trickling water and quiet, there were half a dozen gardeners...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 544aeb
JapaneseGardenPDX, Guest Relations Manager at Portland Japanese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and comments. We are sorry to hear the Garden did not meet your expectations. Gardeners may use leaf blowers during mornings on Wednesdays and Fridays to maintain our paths and preserve the garden environment and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Japanese Garden is a beautiful spot in Portland, no matter the season. Wander along the paths, find a spot to sit for a moment, listen to the breeze rustling through the bamboo, and enjoy moment of zen. The waterfall and pond area is my...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Karalie
Reviewed 6 days ago

People. They're on a timeline. They gotta get through the garden and hustle off to some next thing. (Which kinda defeats the purpose of visiting this place.) Put your phone away, follow the signs and chill the hell out. Sit for a while. Breathe the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

While visiting family, we were taken to the Portland Japanese Garden. WHAT A DELIGHT. Beautiful walkway takes the visitor past architectural details, koi ponds, placid ponds, and trickling waterfalls. You almost forget that you are in the middle of a bustling city.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank charleswR8477QH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a joy, a must see any time of year! This is a walking experience with stairs. You can spend as long as you want but give yourself at least 1 hour to see all of the gardens, the views, the art center and deffenatly...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank n2health
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice side trip for us. So glad the weather was good and no rain. We went at the opening at 10 am so there wasn't many people and we could take our time and enjoy the peaceful environment and take some nice...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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12 March 2019|
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Response from JapaneseGardenPDX | Property representative |
We predict that our cherry trees will blossom soon, in the last days of March or likely into early April depending on weather. Other flowering plants, like camellias, are beginning to bloom now also. Leaves have not appeared... More
2 February 2019|
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Response from Denyse54 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know precisely, check with park but think it is in April.
1 January 2019|
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Response from Denyse54 | Reviewed this property |
We were lucky to enter park when a park guide was just starting a tour...very interesting...around at least an hour...