Public tours with trained volunteer guides are offered daily at noon in March-October and on weekends only at noon in November-February. Tours begin just inside the Admission Gate under the Wisteria Arbor and last approximately one hour. Visitors are welcome to join in or drop out at any time and no reservations are required to join.
Unable to visit us? Then bring the serenity of the Garden directly to your door with our traveling Speaker’s Bureau, made up of our most knowledgeable Garden Guides. Venues must have audio and video equipment of their own and wifi access. We require at least two weeks’ notice to book a Speaker’s Bureau presentation for a group.
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 and chaperones allowed at one time is 40. We require at least three weeks advance notice to book a Guided School Tour. School tours are scheduled on Tuesdays-Thursdays only.
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.