Tucked into the scenic West Hills of Portland, above Washington Park and near the International Rose Test Garden, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven for meticulous care of tranquility and beauty. Known as one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan, this garden has an authentic Japanese tea house, winding streams and sidewalks, and offers unparalleled views of Mount Hood.
The garden was built in 1963 and is a symbol of the reconciliation between the two countries during World War II.The garden has five different styles of gardens, each of which creates a harmonious and peaceful atmosphere. The lush tea garden was designed around a stone walkway to help you forget the troubles of the outside world. Strolling Pond is the garden by the pond and is like showing wealth in Japan, but there is a bridge that winds through the iris bed near the waterfall, reflecting the rich landscape. In the Natural garden, you can enjoy seasonal changes by arranging green trees and plants. The Sand and Stone garden were designed before Zen Buddhism became popular in the United States and uses the elements as a centerpiece for meditation. In addition, the Flat garden that can be seen from the pavilion is a combination of landscape paintings and other elements, and you can enjoy the peaceful scenery of each season.
Calendar of events: https://japanesegarden.org/events/