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Japanese Garden

611 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97205-5886
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  • Japanese GardenPro 2014
    Eric Brink
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    5 May 10, 2014

    Serene, relaxing, spiritual, and with few words necessary for the recent wonderful visit with my Son.

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    5 Jun 06, 2014
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    Molly Freedenberg
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    5 Oct 18, 2013

    One of the many natural wonderlands inside Portland's city limits, this gorgeous, tranquil park is a network of five different styles of Japanese garden, including a zen rock garden and a tea house. You could easily spend an entire afternoon walking, sitting, and drinking tea here, or make a day of it and visit the other sites nearby, including the zoo and the Rose Garden.

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    Melissa Nguyen
    5 May 26, 2014
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    Gary B
    5 Jan 05, 2014
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  • Japanese GardenPro 2014
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    5 Dec 23, 2013

    Beautiful spot, and I believe it was the first major Japanese Garden in the West (or maybe the largest?). They host cultural programs throughout the year including children's day, which I found a lot of fun as a kid.

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    4 Feb 02, 2014

    The Japanese Garden is one of the very few tourist attractions in Portland. If you are visiting as a tourist it's worth checking out, it's also nice if you local and looking for something different to do.

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    5 Aug 01, 2014

    Borrowing from Buddhist, Shinto, and Taoist philosophies, the late landscape architect Takuma Tono created a garden true to the traditions of his native Japan. Stone, water, and plants harmonize in the five distinct gardens of this 5.5-acre oasis near the Rose Gardens in Washington Park. Bridges, pagodas, and an authentic teahouse punctuate the landscape of native plants and Japanese imports.

    Best Time to Visit: Spring to see the Flat Garden’s weeping cherry erupt into pink blossoms; fall for a colorful canopy in the Natural Garden.

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    5 Jan 29, 2014

    Any time of year this is a beautiful place to walk around. If you come at the right time you might see a bonsai tree competition or other display of awesomeness.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts
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    Frances Nguyen
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    3 Oct 16, 2013

    The Portland Japanese Garden is a great way to relax on a Sunday morning. The green moss scenery, stepping stones, and gentle, cascading waterfalls blends well with the Pacific Northwestern scenery.

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    Adrian
    4 Jan 24, 2013

    I think Portland's Japanese Garden is better than most Japanese Gardens. It's situation at a really scenic location on a hill where you get a great view of Portland.

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    Diane Austin
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    5 Sep 09, 2012

    Peaceful, serene and beautiful. Designed by the vision of Professor Toto, a renowed, major landscape architect from Japan. The tranquility of walking through these five acres offers a really authentic, old-world Japanese experience within downtown Portland.

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    5 Aug 21, 2013
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    Lisa A
    5 Aug 08, 2013

    Beautiful way to spend a few quiet hours abounding in beauty and mediational quietness.

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    5 May 31, 2013
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    4 May 06, 2013
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    5 Apr 27, 2013
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    4 Jan 28, 2013
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    The most beautiful garden you may ever see.

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    5 Jul 05, 2012
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4.5 out of 5
26 members' reviews
1,132 people visited Japanese Garden
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The Japanese Garden in Portland is a favorite among locals and tourists. Take a stroll through the five gardens, each distinct in its own style and beauty. Enjoy nature at its best as the serene and tranquil surroundings take you to a place of peace and harmony with waterfalls whispering in the background and koi swimming and playing in the pond. The Tea House, which was constructed in Japan, ... read more
taken apart and put back together where it currently sits, was done exclusively for the garden. Several celebrations are held in the garden throughout the year, including these Japanese cultural traditions: The Flower Festival, the Spirit Festival, and the Moonviewing.

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