Photo by Peter Friedman

Public Tours

For the health and safety of our guests, staff, and tour guide volunteers, we have canceled all public and group tours for the immediate future. 


Photo by Peter Friedman

Public tours with the Garden’s well trained and knowledgeable volunteer guides are complimentary with admission. Tour times are subject to volunteer availability but are generally available at 12pm and 2pm. For the most up to date list of tour times please call 503-542-9306 on the day of your visit.

Public tours begin to the right of the Umami Café at the “Tour Starts Here” sign. There is no additional charge for the public tours and no reservations are required to join.

Private Guided Tours

Private guided tours with trained volunteer guides are available for groups of 15-30 at a discounted rate. All private guided tours must be booked at least three weeks in advance and paid for in a single payment.

Guided 2-12 School Tours

Portland Japanese Garden requires all visiting school groups grades 2-12 to register for a guided tour of the Garden and offers a special discounted rate for students and chaperones. In order to keep the Garden tranquil for our visitors and members, school tours are scheduled strictly on Tuesday through Thursday only, with a maximum of 30 people (children and chaperones) per group entry. To maximize the number of schools that are able to enjoy Portland Japanese Garden in a calendar year, we limit individual schools to bringing no more than 60 people per semester.

Group Sales

The Garden offers discounted admission tickets to groups of 15-30 people (children 5 and under not included) who would like to visit the Garden without reserving a guided tour. These groups must book at least a week in advance and pay in a single payment to receive the discounted rate.

Photography and Videography Groups

Groups of 10 people or less can arrange to visit the Garden for non-commercial photo and/or video projects. Reservations for groups of this type must be made at least one month in advance. In order to keep the Garden tranquil for our members, we can only accomodate photo and/or video groups on Tuesdays-Sundays from 10am-4pm. We do not allow groups of this type to visit during the Garden’s high season of June, July, and August.

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Portland Japanese Garden is pleased to offer accommodations for accessible and inclusive visits. The Cultural Village, upper Flat Garden, and the Pavilion are accessible for patrons with mobility impairments. All restrooms have accessible stalls.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive.  We need, however, 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to [email protected] or call 503-223-9233.