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

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.

The Garden books tours for children in grades 2nd through 12th only. Student groups must be accompanied by a Garden Guide when visiting Portland Japanese Garden. Tour reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance of your desired tour date. We allow a maximum group size of 35 people in the Garden at a time. If your group is larger than 35 students and chaperones, the Tour Department can work with you split up your group.

School tours must have a minimum of one chaperone for every five elementary school students or one chaperone for every ten middle school and high school students. Additional chaperones outside of these ratios will be charged the adult group rate.


  • School Tour Student: $5.00
  • School Tour Chaperone: $5.00
  • Additional School Tour Chaperone: $19.75 (outside of 1:5 and 1:10 ratios)
  • Title I Student: Free
  • Group Leader/Bus Driver: Free (up to 2 people)

To serve your group effectively, please provide the following information. A member of the Tour Department will contact you to confirm your request.

Our tour guides speak Japanese, Spanish, Italian, French and Mandarin. Let us know if your group would like a tour in another language.

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