The Garden is just beautiful, it is so restful and even with week-end crowds you seem to have parts of it all to yourself. It is really a little piece of Japan here in Portland. We have visited Japan and love it, but at times you could close your eyes and very easily pretend you had been transported there as you wonder through this wonderful place. Don't miss the gift shop, as they have some wonderful gift ideas. They were so helpful shipping stuff back home for us, and everything arrived in time and in good shape.