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This Japanese Garden is such a special place. It has items that were sent by Portland's Sister City... read more

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Naas, Ireland
One of the Better Japanese Gardens

This is one of the better Japanese Gardens I have visited as compared to Huntington Library and... read more

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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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Reviewed yesterday

This Japanese Garden is such a special place. It has items that were sent by Portland's Sister City Sapporo. It is large and meandering. Lovely!

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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the better Japanese Gardens I have visited as compared to Huntington Library and Descanso Gardens in California. The entry fee was a little high, but worth it. The gardens are pretty large and well maintained. The gift shops had many unique...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve been here a few times now and just love the way the gardens are presented. It lends itself to a meditative or Zen kind of experience, quiet and contemplative. There are other visitors, but that was ok. The special exhibits — Kabuki costumes and...More

Thank Evanapevan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best Japanese Garden outside of Japan. A real treasure not to be missed when visiting Portland. The garden is worth repeat visits as it changes with the seasons.

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a real gem of an attraction. It is well laid out and easy to get around. To get to the entry you need to walk up a steep path, but they do offer a free shuttle. Be sure to take the guided tour...More

Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Japanese Garden has always been a favorite spot in Portland, but the renovation has made this a not to be missed place to visit. The garden changes throughout the year so you can’t go too often. The floating tea house is lovely and do...More

Thank Soonkeum
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wife and I spent the afternoon strolling through the park. Wonderful, peaceful environment. Enjoyed ourselves tremendously. After the visit we walked across the road, and spent time in the rose garden. Excellent day for us.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Gorgeous, well cared for, a perfect afternoon! The curators were very helpful and educational about exhibits and what we were seeing!

Thank MylezEdward
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fully enjoyed our walk through the garden. Bonsai trees, zen gardens, waterfalls, bridges, ponds and coy fish.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great,quiet place to relax. The shops have beautiful wares. Great place to be on a bad air quality day,as the greens provided fresh breathing.Maticulously kept. Beware of Wasps. Signs warn of problem.

Thank 50StatesQuest
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Cherri S
3 August 2018|
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Response from JapaneseGardenPDX | Property representative |
Hi Cherri, You have a few different options to reach the Portland Japanese Garden: - Bus 63 from Providence Park, will take you right in front of the garden but comes only once per hour - Bus 20, direction west, Tichner... More
21 July 2018|
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Response from JapaneseGardenPDX | Property representative |
No pets are allowed, only ADA (or trained) Service Animals are permitted inside the Garden. If you are in Washington Park, the Rose Garden and Hoyt Arboretum are nearby and allow leashed pets.
21 July 2018|
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Response from Gary W | Reviewed this property |
Only registered/certified service animal.