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“Best Japanese Garden outside of Japan”

Portland Japanese Garden
Ranked #20 of 464 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty in all four seasons. In Spring of 2017, the Garden opened its new Cultural Village, complete with new garden spaces, classrooms, exhibition and gallery space, and the Umami Cafe.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed January 11, 2013

We love this garden. I recommend going early in the morning in the summer, all seasons are wonderful, but it fills up quickly with tourists, so if you want a quiet meditative experience, plan well.

Thank V F
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Take a camera with you on this walk through the garden. There are such beautiful lines, textures, colors and scenes that are not to be missed by your lense. Or simply go and relax and take in the peacefulness.

Thank ashsail
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

This is an exquisite garden and allows peaceful strolling in a variety of settings. The spring blossoms and the fall foliage are particularly beautiful. It is (if you have no car) easiest to visit in the summer,when the Washington Park Shuttle bus runs regularly; otherwise there's a bus only Monday to Friday.

Thank Elaine C
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Lovely gardens with restful atmosphere. Good taste of Japan - koi pond, rock garden, lanterns, etc. It's worth it be a member as they have special member events too!

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

What a treat! My fiance and I were pleased to discover the peaceful oasis just outside bustling Portalnd. I found it so charming that we circled the garden three times :)

Thank klsyking
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