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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 77%Spiritual Seekers
- 72%Local Culture
- 68%Family Travelers
- 67%Budget Travelers
- 65%Art & Design Lovers
- 63%Green Travelers
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- Japanese GardenMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellnessOct 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.Recommended for:
- Japanese GardenMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Dec 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.Recommended for:
- Japanese GardenMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 6Feb 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.Recommended for:
- Japanese GardenMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersAug 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.Recommended for:
- Japanese Garden
- Japanese GardenMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 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.Recommended for:
- Japanese GardenMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Sep 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.