Group and School Tours: Portland Japanese Garden
Start: Sunday, September 1, 2013
Portland , OR 97205
The 5.5 acre Japanese Garden is composed of five distinct garden styles. When you enter a Japanese garden, the desired effect is to realize a sense of peace, harmony, and tranquility and to experience the feeling of being a part of nature. In a deep sense, the Japanese garden is a living reflection of the long history and traditional culture of Japan. Influenced by Shinto, Buddhist, and Taoist philosophies, there is always "something more" in these compositions of stone, water, and plants than meets the eye.