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 15-30 people in the Garden at a time. 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. Additional chaperones outside of these ratios will be charged the adult group rate.

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.  If you have more than 60 people in your group, we will ask you to split up and visit in different semesters.

2020 DISCOUNTED GUIDED 2-12 SCHOOL TOUR RATES*:

  • Students: $5
  • Chaperones: $5
  • Title I Students: Free
  • Additional Chaperones (outside of 1:5 and 1:10 ratios) will be asked to pay the adult group rate
  • 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.