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Himeji Garden

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Quiet space in the middle of the City

Parking is average (there are businesses and homes nearby) but the garden itself is lovely. Very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Adelaide, Australia
Lovely, quiet moments

My parents were visiting from Melbourne so we took a walk down South Terrace to the Himeji Japanese... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adelaide, Australia
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6018 South Terrace | Park 18. Between Glen Osmond & Hutt Rd, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Parking is average (there are businesses and homes nearby) but the garden itself is lovely. Very quiet and with many lovely views. Take a book and a camera. Wheelchair accessible, if you don't mind slightly rough paving. Look for ducklings in the spring.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tandanya22
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My parents were visiting from Melbourne so we took a walk down South Terrace to the Himeji Japanese Garden. It is very peaceful meandering past the water features and around the paths. If you go solo it is a lovely spot to read a book.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kateruddz
Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden is a beautiful serene place on the edge of the City parklands where you can sit and relax . It's a calming and tranquil place to enjoy the plantings after the hustle and bustle of life. A little bit of Japan in Adelaide....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rozmont
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small garden worth checking out. its very relaxing and a short stroll. Parking at the front is convenient. Its zen, quiet, has wildlife such as turtles, ducks and small birds.Grab a book or just wonder though . It will take less that 10 mins...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Teresa L
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Don't waste your time this was most disappointing I was expecting so much more a long way to go for very little enjoyment

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tlmaurice
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

A true delight in what is already a very green city! This beautiful Japanese garden is a peaceful tranquil space, calming water features and stones to take time to sit and reflect make for a lovely visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jayne D
Reviewed October 12, 2018

A free attraction that is easy to access by car or foot from Adelaide business district. Well laid out traditional Japanese garden. Not large but a great example of typical features. Plenty of free parking nearby.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Emanpee
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

A really relaxing place to be. Despite being with a 6 y.o. kid. I thought the gardens were great, a good way to destress and just enjoy the space around you. Very beautiful and a great initiative.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andyjam2110
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Been there many times at various seasons, always loved it. So peaceful and tranquil. The garden was always manicured, demonstrated a typical Japanese style fine garden

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Helen_from_downunder
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The Himeji Garden is a peaceful haven of carefully tended trees and shrubs where you can rest your eyes and mind as you sit by the pool or contemplate in the 'dry rock garden'. Different vistas that open up as you wander the well maintained...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ella M
October 27, 2018|
Response from Barbara L | Reviewed this property |
I wouldnt think you are allowed by council although i cant be sure. It is fenced off and not overly big doing a lap would take around only 10mins. Also other visitors may not like dogs being so close. I think maybe... More
Drew S
March 4, 2018|
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Response from Judith G | Reviewed this property |
No, it is a quiet, “hidden secret” sort of place, I have never seen a lot of people there, but it is a lovely escape from the bustling city
January 19, 2018|
Response from AdelaideTraveller888 | Reviewed this property |
No food or drink available here. The garden is small and serene, perfect for relaxation and contemplation.