Public tours with trained volunteer guides are offered year round at no additional cost. Tours begin inside the admissions gate and last approximately one hour. Visitors are welcome to join in or drop out at any time and no reservations are required to join.
Private Guided Tours for Groups
Private Guided Tours with trained volunteer guides are available for groups of 10 or more paying visitors and are eligible for a discounted group admission rate. All Private Guided Tours must be booked at least three weeks in advance and paid for in a single payment.
Guided K-12 School Tours
The Portland Japanese Garden requires all visiting school groups grades K-12 to have a guided tour of the garden and offers a special discounted rate for students and chaperones. The minimum number of people required for a school tour is 10 people. The maximum number of students allowed at one time is 40. We require at least three weeks advance notice to book a Guided School Tour.
The Garden offers discounted admission tickets to groups of 10 or more people (children five and under not included) who’d 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.