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American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Walking Tour

The Moon Bridge. Photo by Tyler Quinn.

Explore Portland Japanese Garden’s history, landscape architecture, and culture with a free docent-led tour with American Sign Language interpretation. These tours are for individuals who are D/deaf and hard of hearing and their family and friends only. Attendance is limited to 10 people and registration is required prior to the tour. If you are interested in a public tour of the Garden with no interpretation, see our public tour page.

More Information

  • Garden admission is required to enter. Explore admission prices and ticket availability here.
  • Additional ASL tours are available, at no additional cost, at 1pm on:
    • Saturday, 7/15
    • Saturday, 8/19
    • Saturday, 9/16
  • Please limit your tour reservation to no more than 5 tickets per party to allow for other guests to enjoy the tour.
  • Tours take place outside in the rain or shine. Please dress appropriately.
  • Tours last approximately one hour. 
  • Meet your tour guide in the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation Courtyard at the “Tour Starts Here” sign in front of the Ellie M. Hill Bonsai Terrace.
  • Tours start promptly. Late arrivals will forfeit their tour reservations. Please make sure you give yourself enough time to find parking and enter the Garden. We recommend 30 minutes.
  • For questions please reach out to our Tour Coordinator at or 503-542-9354.

Our Sponsors

ASL tours are brought to you by a generous grant from Oregon Cultural Trust and Multnomah County Cultural Coalition.