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The Portland Japanese Garden is happy to be able to offer guided tours of the Garden to our visitors. Our guides are volunteers who have been through extensive training and possess an intimate knowledge of the Garden. If you would like to receive an in-depth experience of the Garden during your visit, please consider participating in a tour.

There are two ways to take a tour:

Public Tours are offered daily throughout the spring/summer months and on the weekends in the winter/fall.  Public tours are included in the cost of admission and meet just inside the admission gate.

Public Tour Schedule

April – October

Monday: 1pm & 2:30pm
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:45am, 1pm, and 2:30pm

November – March

Saturday & Sunday Only: 1pm

Private Tours are available for groups of 10 or more paying visitors and are eligible for discounted group admission rates.  All private tours must be booked at least three weeks in advance and paid for in a single payment. Please use one of the tour request forms below to book your tour. Private tours and tour guides are subject to availability; we will make every effort to accommodate your request, though we encourage you to book early! Guided tours last approximately one hour from start to finish, but we recommend planning for a 1.5 – 2 hour visit to allow time for parking, using the restrooms, viewing exhibitions that may be on display, and visiting the gift shop!

Discounted Group Admission Rates

  • 8.50: Adult
  • $7.00: Senior (62+)
  • $6.50: College Student (w/ID)
  • $3.00: Youth/Student (6-17)
  • FREE: Children 5 and under
  • Tour/School bus drivers receive complimentary admission

All private tours must be booked online using our tour request form. Please fill out the appropriate tour request form by clicking on one of the links below. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our Tour Coordinator at (503) 223-9233.

Private Groups

Book a private group tour.

Book Tour


Book a private  K-12 school tour. (Colleges/Universities and Pre-K/Preschool, please use the group tour form.

Book Tour