Cowra Japanese Garden & Cultural Centre

Cowra Japanese Garden & Cultural Centre

Cowra Japanese Garden & Cultural Centre
4.5
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Roadtripping Nanny
Newcastle, Australia466 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Nice little gift shop, very clean toilets and a cafe also. The gardens are stunning and make you feel relaxed as soon as you see them. Beautiful ponds, waterfalls and running streams are so lovely. We bought a small bag of duck/fish food from the gift shop and had fun feeding the fish and ducks as we walked around. The paths are good and safe and there are seats scattered around if you need a rest, and there are also some electric golf carts to hire if you can’t walk around unaided. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit there.
Written 8 November 2023
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ozrick33Sydney
Baulkham Hills, Australia1,486 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
A must see attraction. The history of the Japanese in Cowra is tastefully respected. After soaking in the beauty and fascination of the cultural centre it was time to explore the gardens. The care and attention to detail in the gardens is outstanding.

It was a sensory experience of great indulgence. We spent several hours walking around the gardens and highly recommend you do the same.
Written 5 November 2023
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Charmaine H
1 contribution
Oct. 2023 • Friends
Although I live locally near Bathurst I've never been to the gardens before
The staff extremely friendly gardens were beautiful the ducks were great I fed the fish had a lunch in the cafeteria had an enjoyable relaxing day.totaly pet friendly
I took home a great souvenir from the gift shop with me
Written 23 October 2023
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58travellers
Melbourne133 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
These gardens are spectacular. Beautifully designed, very serene. Note, it is not free but well worth it and the attached cafe is great for coffee and cake
Written 29 September 2023
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Les B
New South Wales, Australia999 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
We were lucky to pick spring and get to see many of the trees in full blossom. It is a fairly easy walk around the garden however there are some steepish hills but you can navigate most of the gardens without any steps. Spent about 1 hour. Very pleasant staff at the entrance.
Written 14 September 2023
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deb
Canberra, Australia2 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
An absolutely gorgeous garden, a place of peace and tranquility. A must visit when in Cowra. A great place to sit and take in the view, and listen to the birds, wind in the trees and the bubbling stream
Written 3 September 2023
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Helen
16 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
Friendly informative staff, beautiful grounds with lots of seating to spend time enjoying the beautiful and tranquil surroundings. We enjoyed delicious scones with generous jam and cream with great coffee in the cafe/garden area. The shop had a wonderful selection of gifts for our family.
Written 31 August 2023
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Travellers from Oz
Sydney, Australia137 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Couples
We visited the Gardens on a cold grey June day. Having been to Japan many times, this garden was an authentic take on a Japanese garden with an Australian flavour.

Loved the huge gum trees in the centre of the garden, complimenting the Japanese design.

Lovely to walk around for a relaxing afternoon.

Loved the sentiment of the garden, with a focus on peace.
Written 21 June 2023
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tes108
Newcastle, Australia719 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Couples
The gardens exceeded my expectations. What an incredible spot and the story behind the gardens is lovely. Gift shop improved out of sight and has more Japanese stuff now.
Written 7 March 2023
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Trish M
Kambah, Australia103 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Friends
We all walked around the gardens this morning before it got too hot, the gardens are beautiful the ducks are very friendly and the fish huge
Written 4 March 2023
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  • Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm