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Cowra Japanese Garden

Ken Nakajima Place, Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6341 2233
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An Oasis in the Country

Whilst travelling to Parkes, we decided to stop off and see the Gardens. There is lots of parking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jenny S
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Sydney, Australia
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A Place For All Seaons

We visited Cowra specifically to see the Japanese Gardens and they did not disappoint, even in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phil O
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Sydney, 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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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cherry blossoms” (16 reviews)
“golf buggy” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Ken Nakajima Place, Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
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+61 2 6341 2233
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"cherry blossoms"
in 16 reviews
"golf buggy"
in 19 reviews
"japanese culture"
in 10 reviews
"feed the fish"
in 14 reviews
"water features"
in 22 reviews
"southern hemisphere"
in 14 reviews
"tea house"
in 13 reviews
"gardens are beautiful"
in 13 reviews
"worth the entry fee"
in 8 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 11 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 21 reviews
"gift shop"
in 21 reviews
"take your time"
in 11 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 14 reviews
"pow camp"
in 13 reviews
"cowra breakout"
in 8 reviews
"ducks"
in 43 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whilst travelling to Parkes, we decided to stop off and see the Gardens. There is lots of parking available and the entrance is through the gift shop with the cafe on your right. Cast is $40 for a family of 4. The gardens were a...More

Thank Jenny S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Cowra specifically to see the Japanese Gardens and they did not disappoint, even in the middle of winter! The grounds were beautifully maintained, and the walking trials very peaceful and serene. Look forward to visiting again in the springtime.

Thank Phil O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well maintained Japanese gardens; inviting walks through various features and views. Also gift shop and restaurant.

Thank Richard-Canberra
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in on a cool winter morning and the gardens still had plenty to offer. So peaceful, and the hedges and plants were a delight. The cultural display models of Japanese dress was interesting and the cottage was a delight. The cafe served good coffee...More

Thank WayneLorraine
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last visited 36 years ago when garden very young. It has developed beautifully. Pity i wont be able to see it in another 36 years; it will be spectacular.

Thank Ross P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are travelling through Cowra (NSW) the Japanese Gardens are a must for a stop. The gardens are kept in pristine condition and the whole area is a great attraction and worth seeing. You have to pay an entrance fee and you can actually...More

Thank peteozi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good tourist attraction. The gardens are outstanding and the walk quite leisurely. As it was Winter at the time of our visit, there were not many flowers but it was easy to picture it in Springtime.

Thank garybI8220NY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The winter sun gave us tremendous light, creating wonderful photos as memories. a relaxed walk among the tendered garden was delightful. take your time and sit for a while - good for the spirit!

Thank kman2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was so lovely to wander around these gardens in the afternoon sun,. Feeding the huge koi and the ducks. The brochure you collect on arrival names all the trees, allowing you to realise some beautiful specimens that you may not get to see often....More

Thank RoxyLee66
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited the Japanese gardens in Cowra. Even in winter it a wonderful haven. The setting is beautiful and the maps provided ensure you see all there is on offer. There are levels of difficulty on the walk so you can choose your own...More

Thank cressa_10
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cassia_sea4870
July 13, 2018|
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Response from peteozi | Reviewed this property |
I saw people with their own food and drinks in the park. There does not seem to be any restrictions on any areas in the park. The park is on the side of a hill and could be very cold if the wind is blowing.
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Saral G
June 10, 2018|
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Response from CowraJapaneseGarden | Property representative |
No I'm sorry. You are able to bring a picnic basket in but we do not have barbecue facilities in the garden.
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cherrybrookchick
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.
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