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Cowra Japanese Garden

Open Now: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Beautiful Garden!

A beautiful oriental style garden. Colorful flowers in the spring! The kids love the ducklings. A... read more

Reviewed yesterday
A must to visit

The cherry blossoms were still out when we visited so got some beautiful pics. There’s a path that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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...more
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Ken Nakajima Place, Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6341 2233
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Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful oriental style garden. Colorful flowers in the spring! The kids love the ducklings. A good place to learn Asia culture.

Thank WeiHSyd
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The cherry blossoms were still out when we visited so got some beautiful pics. There’s a path that goes around the whole garden with seating at viewing points however some parts are a bit steep. You can get a golf cart if you have trouble...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had visited many years ago so were very keen to see how it had developed. We chose a day that was a little damp but that did not spoil the experience at all, the garden was still lovely with lots of atmosphere, the water...More

Thank 446leichhardt
Reviewed 2 days ago

Didn't realise it was a fee paying event until we arrived which put us off a bit On another day we would pay I guess but not in the mood todayMore

Thank longstorybuthumourme
CowraJapaneseGarden, Manager at Cowra Japanese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded today

The Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre has to be self-funding, its day-to-day operations are not funded by Council or Government. It is a not-for-profit organisation run by an Honorary Board of Directors and it is the garden entry fees and shop profits that cover...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to wander around, we have been here before in autumn and the garden looked completely different with the spring flowers out. Laid out beautifully with walking paths throughout, café, gift shop and cultural centre it's a great place to spend a few hours.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful place, especially during sakura blossom period, but because we have been to Asia and seen this kind of gardens a lot, it did not impress us much.

Thank Trek819151
Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden was absolutely the best we've ever seen! It was the right time to come still a lot of blooms!

Thank ture479
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had visited the Japanese Gardens twice before and held very special memories on the beauty, colours and tranquility, so I again wanted to experience this. Unfortunately the cold winter had delayed springtime and many plants and trees had no buds, no flowers as yet....More

Thank Gypsymalu
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely stunning! Such a beautiful place to wander around and take in all the beautiful gardens and water features.

Thank mandyturner2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is glorious. There is something about Japanese gardens that is immediately soothing, and from the moment you walk in you see glorious views in every direction. The story behind the garden, its designer, the cooperation between Japan and Australia, the Japanese history in...More

Thank HanselundGretel
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September 16, 2018|
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Response from Laura S | 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 Laura S | 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.