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“Another must see!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden
Ranked #3 of 431 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 2016 and 2017 the Garden is undergoing a major expansion project which will add a Cultural Village -- complete with classroom, exhibition, and gallery space and an authentic Japanese Tea Cafe -- outside the original Garden's gates.
Portland, Oregon, United States
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Another must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

These gardens are like a scene out of a Japanese documentary. And the crowning glory is the breathtaking view of Mount hood.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful and serene”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I've only been a couple times, but it is one of those places I've considered buying a membership so I can see it in all the different shades of the year. Well designed and maintained, supposed to be one of the best in the country. Its a very nice oasis very near the city.

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Kowloon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Well worth your time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

A lovely and authentic Japanese garden. The koi are beautiful and will keep you in rapt attention if you let them. There has been lots of rigorous pruning. to turn this garden into a work of art. If can accept this, you will be delighted. If you are into unimpeded nature then this is not the place for you.

Visited August 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews
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“This is a world class Japanese garden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Portland has one of the finest traditional Japanese gardens in the world. It is easily walkable and most of it is accessible. There is a traditional Japanese house, a pagoda, a tea house, a shinto gate, a stone reflection garden, and gorgeous mature plantings. It is also impeccably kept. It is truly a peaceful place, and people often come here just to sit. Members are allowed in early, before the gates open to the public, when it's most quiet. This garden is a real jewel, right in the middle of Portland.

Visited November 2012
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New Castle, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Loved everything, especially the water features. The gazebos, fountains, landscaping and design seemed authentic. Our daughter lives in Portland and I hope to return many times as we visit her. There was nothing we did not like

Visited August 2012
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