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Cowra Japanese Garden

Closed Now: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Excellent garden

Having visited Japan I have to say this garden stacks up well. They have been able to incorporate... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Abbotsford, Australia
Local Icon and Must do!

Spent half a day wandering through the picturesque gardens on a sunny day. Plenty of places to sit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jen W
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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...more
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Ken Nakajima Place, Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6341 2233
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited Japan I have to say this garden stacks up well. They have been able to incorporate the local rock as if they are in a real Japanese garden. You really got a feeling you were back in Japan with everything kept in perfect...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 355rogerm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent half a day wandering through the picturesque gardens on a sunny day. Plenty of places to sit and look at the views. Koi ponds were very calming. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a site! It is just beautifully manicured lawns and thoughtfully placed trees and rocks. Go early if it's hot.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jerji
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OH MY GOD. From a kids perspective, this was an outing well worth the 2-hour drive. The whole garden was impeccably crafted and styled. The whole was you can work your way around the garden and see every aspect of it like the tea house...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank KidsPerspective
Reviewed December 17, 2018

As we were passing through Cowra on a road trip, we stopped off at the Cowra Japanese Garden. This is our second visit to the Garden, so it was interesting to see the more established sections. We spent approximately an hour strolling through the beautifully...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank pandd1946
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Loved this tranquil place where I was able to teach my girls about Japanese culture and enjoy nature. Girls loved the duck feeding and enjoyed walking all around the garden.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lari H
Reviewed December 15, 2018

We only heard about this through family who had happened stop here whilst travelling through. This is a must stop destination, the most peaceful, tranquil and calm nature space in the middle of country NSW. The gardens are so neatly manicured, the koi in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stace K
Reviewed December 8, 2018

As the name suggests the Japanese Peace Garden is exactly that - a wonderful place to spend some time in a peaceful and beautiful memorial garden.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JillPSydney
Reviewed November 25, 2018

The Cowra Japanese Gardens as well as the Japanese PoW camp are well worth a visit if you are travelling nearby. In September each year there is a Japanese festival held in the gardens with a small admission applied. The festival hosts a number of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fourps
Reviewed November 21, 2018

We stopped here to look around Cowra and this was one off the must see things here, it was a good walk around in the afternoon.

Date of experience: November 2018
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September 16, 2018|
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Response from laurasmagin | Reviewed this property |
We drove ourselves. You could check with a tour operator, or check online travel sites. Good luck, please post if you find a suitable travel plan. Cheers
Elaine D
August 29, 2018|
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Response from laurasmagin | Reviewed this property |
I don’t have a dog, as it’s a national park reserve there will definitely be rules and rangers
July 13, 2018|
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Response from CowraJapaneseGarden | Property representative |
You can lay your picnic blanket out on the grassed areas, the majority of the Cherry Blossom trees are not located in spots that would be suitable for a picnic due to surrounding garden beds.