Sisters view the Koi on Children's Day. / Photo by Scott Ryan

The Portland Japanese Garden is a fun and educational environment for students and a great place for your class’s next field trip! Let one of our knowledgeable Garden Guides be your class’s ambassador to the Garden and receive a discounted rate.

Children in grades 2-12 must book a tour and be accompanied by a Garden Guide to visit the Portland Japanese Garden. Tour reservations must be made at least 3 weeks in advance of your desired tour date. We allow a group size of 10-30 people in the Garden at a time. If your group is larger than 30 students and chaperones, the Tour Coordinator can work with you to split up your group. School tours must have a minimum of one chaperone for every five elementary and middle school students, or one chaperone for every ten high school students.

Please fill out the Guided 2-12 School Tour Request Form at the bottom of this page to request a tour. Please note: school tours are scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays only. The earliest tour time available is 11am.

2019 Discounted Guided 2-12 School Tour Rates*:

  • Students: $5
  • Chaperones: $5
  • Title I Students: Free
  • Group Leader and Bus Driver (Up to 2 People): Free

*Groups must pay in a single payment to receive the discounted admission rate. School tour prices are available fall through spring only. 

In order to serve your group effectively, please provide the following information. The Tour Coordinator will contact you to confirm your request.


  • School Information

  • Tour Dates and Times

  • Number of Visitors

  • Please enter a value less than or equal to 2.
  • About You

  • This information will help your tour guide prepare for your visit.
  • Contact Information

    Please enter the information of the person requesting the tour.
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