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 K-12 must be accompanied by a Garden Guide when visiting the Portland Japanese Garden. Tour reservations must be made at least 3 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 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 K-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 10am.

2017 Discounted Guided K-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.

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.