Himeji Garden, Adelaide

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Find serenity in Adelaide at the Himeji Garden. Japanese sister city, Himeji, presented the gardens as a gift in 1982, and landscape architect Yoshitaka Kumada visited a few years later to upgrade the layout and bring the design into line with the principles of a traditional Japanese. Take a self-guided tour of the sansui mountain and lake garden and of the karensansui dry rock garden. Try to arrive early if you want the gardens to yourself, and don't forget your camera. Use our Adelaide online trip maker to visit Himeji Garden on your trip to Adelaide, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • was a lovely cute little garden that has some seating for a nice little rest. The garden is free and a great garden if your in a rush or have some time. Certaintly my top garden in adeliade for a tour...  more »
  • The famous Japanese city of Himeji is the sister city of Adelaide. This is the city of Japan, where the castle of the same name, which is a UNESCO heritage. A copy of the castle was not built, instead...  more »
  • Here's a must! A garden of exquisite quality, exhibiting the ancient Japanese tradition, and right in the heart of an Australian city. It carries the name Himeji because the gardens were set up by Ade...  more »
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  • I love coming to this tranquil retreat in different seasons. It may be a small garden, but each time I find something new to observe and appreciate. Not many people know there are turtles in the pond, as well as the koi. One of my favourite places in Adelaide. I hope people continue to respect the peaceful quietness within.
  • Around the gate area we had to rush due to a sharp stinky odour... but everything else was perfect. Beautiful & tranquil place in the city. We love it!
  • I absolutely love this garden. In the amount of space it has it manages to have a lot of secluded places to enjoy the themes of garden design that have been incorporated including a stone garden, main pond with waterfalls and small mounds to remind you of the Japanese landscape. Other traditional water garden features are included and they have used japanese style materials to give it authenticity. The way it is enclosed means its a paradise of peacefulness every time i have been there. I've never seen it crowded. Its a great place to just sit and think. Some japanese plants have been used including a beautiful spiky mountain pine. Theres lots of little details to take note of. Worth visiting repeatedly as the garden changes character during the seasons. Take the time to stop in and soak in the atmosphere.
  • It is smaller than what you may think. I spent 5 min there. It is very beautiful, but I would not consider it like a tourist attraction (something to visit), but like a little place for a picnic, some relax time on the grass. And the day I've been there, alone, there were two drunk guys outside being loud, and another one inside the garden, totally wasted and sleeping on the grass. Didn't feel really safe.
  • A beautiful, peaceful sanctuary with water features, carefully tended plants and small manicured lawns. There are a few plain seats where you can sit and enjoy the surrounds.

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