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The most authentic Japanese garden outside Japan takes up 5½ acres of Washington Park above the International Rose Test Garden. This serene spot, designed by a Japanese landscape master, represents five separate garden styles: Strolling Pond Garden, Tea Garden, Natural Garden, Sand and Stone Garden, and Flat Garden. The Tea House was built in Japan and reconstructed here. The west side of the Pavilion has a majestic view of Portland and Mt. Hood. Take MAX light rail to Washington Park station, and transfer to Bus No. 63 (no weekend service) or the Washington Park Shuttle (May–Aug. only). The public tours are given by knowledgable volunteers. Check for tour times at the admission gate.

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  • Address: 611 SW Kingston Ave., Arlington Heights Southwest, Portland, OR 97221 | Map It
  • Phone: 503/223–1321
  • Cost: $9.50
  • Hours: Oct.–Mar., Mon. noon–4, Tues.–Sun. 10–4; Apr.–Sept., Mon. noon–7, Tues.–Sun. 10–7
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  • Location: Southwest
Updated: 05-20-2013

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    Gorgeous Portland Attraction!

    We visited the gardens for the first time this past April and really enjoyed them. Beautiful flowers, trees, waterall and spectacular views of Portland can be seen from the gardens. A must-see for Portland visitors! :)

    by kimamom, 5/7/07

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