The absolutely stunning Portland Japanese Garden is the largest and most authentic Japanese botanical garden outside of Japan. Located within Washington Park in the West Hills of Portland, just west of downtown, it is an easy urban hike up the hill from the city.
Three of the essential elements used to create the garden are stone, the "bones" of the landscape; water, the life-giving force; and plants, the tapestry of the four seasons. Japanese garden designers feel that good stone composition is one of the most important elements in creating a well-designed garden. Secondary elements you will see include pagodas, stone lanterns, water basins, arbors, and bridges.
Discounted admission prices:
$7.75 Senior (65+)
$7.75 College Student (w/ID)
$6.75 Youth (6-17)
Children 5 and under are free
Note: The garden is currently undergoing the Cultural Crossing expansion project. It is open to visitors, but be aware that construction has reduced parking, so please try to take public transit if at all possible.