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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Located in Washington Park. Relaxing. Unique plant life.

Cons

Can be crowded on summer days.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

Waterfalls

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

10/29/2017
The Portland Japanese Garden expansion by world-renown architect Kengo Kuma is now open. The new area is impressive.
11/02/2014
The colors are intense right now in early November, but don't look like they'll last much longer.
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