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  • Address: 611 Southwest Kingston Avenue
  • Hours: Monday 12pm - 4pm and Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
  • Admission: Adult: $9.50, Ages 6-17: $6.75 and Under 5 years old: Free

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Japanese Garden

The Portland Japanese Garden, set within Washington Park, offers a 5.5-acre meander beneath vine-draped arbors, over curving bridges, past waterfalls and stone sculptures. Its five-garden layout was devised in the late 1960s by one of both Japan and America's most famous landscape designers, Takuma Tono.

Reflecting the philosophical focus of Portland's large Japanese community, the five distinct gardens here are meant to encourage tranquility and provide color throughout the year. There is an on-site tea house where occasional tea ceremonies are held, an airy gift shop with a large variety of wares from Japan and an ever-changing lineup of art and craft exhibits.

Practical Info

Throughout the year, 45-minute guided tours of the Garden are offered free with paid admission. April through October, tours are available at 10:45am, 1pm and 2:30pm daily. (10:45 am tours, however, are generally not offered on Mondays.) During the months of November through March, tours are offered at 1pm on weekends only.

Photo courtesy of user Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives via Wikimedia Commons

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Best Portland Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See all of Portland’s top attractions on this hop-on hop-off trolley tour, a fun, easy way to sightsee. With your 1-day or 2-day pass, explore Portland aboard ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: Varies

From USD $34.00

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