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Cowra Japanese Garden

Ken Nakajima Place, Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6341 2233
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Well kept gardens

I spent a couple of hours over lunch here. I managed to walk there from the Main Street of Cowra... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David R
Canberra, Australia
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Beautiful Gardens

My husband & myself visited the Japanese Gardens in Cowra. Most magnificent gardens, very well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cheryl m
Brisbane, Australia
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Tranquil. It's the perfect word to describe Cowra's Japanese Garden. You can't help but feel completely at peace when you walk through the lush gardens and cascading streams which represent the landscapes of Japan: where the hill is a mountain, streams are the rivers and the ponds inland lakes and the sea. Is this the most serene place in NSW? Spend some time walking around the equisitely manicured Kaiyushiki (strolling) garden, designed by Ken Nakajima and opened in 1979, and you be the judge.
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Ken Nakajima Place, Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6341 2233
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a couple of hours over lunch here. I managed to walk there from the Main Street of Cowra. Whilst it was uphill it was good exercise. It highlights the history of the relationship between Cowra and Japan since the Second World War. A...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & myself visited the Japanese Gardens in Cowra. Most magnificent gardens, very well laid out with beautiful plants & trees. The water falls are beautiful and very tranquil. The ducks and carp in the ponds are lovely too. The display in the Cultural...More

Thank cheryl m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are beautifully designed and maintained. I though it might be a bit bleak in winter but it was still stunning. I'd like to visit again in spring when the cherry blossoms are out.

Thank vjhmgk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to see. We spent over an hour strolling through the grounds. I would have loved to stay for longer, but we were travelling home. It was well worth going to see. <3

Thank Kerry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit to the gardens. Even though it is winter the contrasting colours are amazing. Beautifully designed. Nice coffee shop and Cultural centre.

Thank eyeamjan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

June is a good time to visit the gardens, although Autumn Colour has passed, it still offers a peaceful garden to admire and enjoy a coffee from the Cafe.

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great afternoon in the sunshine and with family which we simply loved - highly recommended and we will visit again in the coming months. Great for a picnic and a quiet afternoon in such a great location

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens to walk around but I will return again in spring as all the colour should be spectacular.

Thank JeneneThurecht
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can't miss the Japanese Gardens an absolute joy. The cherry blossoms are best in September. Very well presented and maintained.

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great view of aged craft handed down, pretty, clean, freash, pleasant walk with family, great break of a long trip, full of ideas to take home.

Thank Maree H
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How big is the garden? How much time do you need to see it? We will be passing through Cowra on the way the way further south but would love to have the time to enjoy this place.
January 6, 2017|
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Response from fe47838 | Reviewed this property |
About 5-6acres. 2 hours at least. Golf buggy is a good option but you can also take a slow walk. Easily spend 2 days in Cowra and surrounds.
How much to get in? Seniors discount? Any yearly tickets ?
September 6, 2016|
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Response from john h | Reviewed this property |
Adults - $15.00 Seniors/Pensioners - $13.00 - With valid ID card Students - $13.00 - With valid student ID card Children - $8.00 Families - $40.00- Two Adults and school age children all living at the same address.
what are accommodation like around Cowra
August 19, 2016|
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Response from jeans73 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we didn't stay in Cowra we stayed in Orange where there was a wide range of options