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Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Metro Area, Oregon

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  • Moon Bridge over the upper pond.- Portland Japanese Garden
  • One of many waterfalls at the Garden.- Portland Japanese Garden
  • Japanese maple tree.- Portland Japanese Garden
  • Traditional Japanese garden pieces.- Portland Japanese Garden
  • Upper pond.- Portland Japanese Garden
  • View to the Moon Bridge over the upper pond.- Portland Japanese Garden
  • View from the Moon Bridge.- Portland Japanese Garden
  • Japanese koi fish.- Portland Japanese Garden
  • Japanese maple tree.- Portland Japanese Garden
  • Stairs through the garden.- Portland Japanese Garden
  • Japanese maple tree.- Portland Japanese Garden
  • Japanese maple tree.- Portland Japanese Garden
  • View to the Moon Bridge over the upper pond.- Portland Japanese Garden
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Located in Washington Park. Relaxing. Unique plant life.
Cons: 
Can be crowded on summer days.
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Region:
Portland Metro Area, OR
Congestion: 
Moderate
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Points of Interest:
Historical landmark, Waterfall
Dogs allowed: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Today

Partly cloudy in the morning.
78°F
54°

Wed

Clear throughout the day.
85°F
59°

Thu

Partly cloudy overnight.
86°F
61°

Fri

Light rain until evening, starting again overnight.
64°F
56°

Sat

Light rain until evening.
62°F
52°

Sun

Light rain in the morning and afternoon.
59°F
50°

Mon

Drizzle in the morning.
59°F
50°
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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The Portland Japanese Garden is a 5.5-acre traditional Japanese garden located within the City of Portland’s Washington Park. Highly regarded as one of the best traditional Japanese gardens outside of Japan thanks to climate similarities between Portland and Japan, the Garden receives 200,000 annual visitors.

Designed by renowned Japanese landscape architect Takuma Tono, the Portland Japanese Garden features a wide array of colorful trees and plants, pagodas, a tea garden, sand and stone gardens, and a number of cascading waterfalls. Added since the original design, special features of the Garden include a Moon Bridge, a 100-year-old authentic temple gate, more than two-dozen authentic stone lanterns, and a 100-year-old, five-story Pagoda Lantern that was a gift from the City of Sapporo.

The Portland Japanese Garden was established in the early 1960s as a symbol of the bond between Portland and its sister city of Sapporo, Japan.

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