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“Quiet, beautiful and reflective” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden
Ranked #3 of 438 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.
kent, wa
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Quiet, beautiful and reflective”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

My eight year old daughter, wife and I visited and loved this place. If you like gardens, ensure you make the visit. Chinese garden downtown is nice- but this place is magic.

Visited December 2012
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Deerfield, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Joy of Autumn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

The colors were spectacular in this garden of beauty. The great trees of the Pacific Northwest add to the gentleness of the Japanese gardens. There was an excellent exhibit of ceramic sculpture in the tea house during our visit.(No tea is served there.)

Visited October 2013
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Bellbrook, Ohio
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“So Serene”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

This is the best Japanese garden we've ever seen. It's quite large and has multiple levels (not handicapped accessible). The garden is perfectly groomed and you can hear the low murmur of running water everywhere. There are benches strategically placed for resting and/or meditating.

Visited September 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful gardens!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

We weren't too sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised. These gardens are beautiful & tranquil. The details of each garden is amazing. You can see it all in under an hour, but could definitely stay much longer.

Visited November 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Serenity in Portland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

For $9.50 per adult you can tour 5.5 acres of stunningly manicured Japanese gardens. If you're looking for a relaxing place to walk around and enjoy waterfalls, streams, pretty trees, bushes, and landscaping then you shouldn't miss the Japanese Gardens. Best way to spend a couple of hours in Portland.

Visited November 2013
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