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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  • Don't waste your time this was most disappointing I was expecting so much more a long way to go for very little enjoyment  more »
  • A true delight in what is already a very green city! This beautiful Japanese garden is a peaceful tranquil space, calming water features and stones to take time to sit and reflect make for a lovely vi...  more »
  • A free attraction that is easy to access by car or foot from Adelaide business district. Well laid out traditional Japanese garden. Not large but a great example of typical features. Plenty of free pa...  more »
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  • What a beautiful space to relax in. Neatly laid out, Japanese style garden with many pines and blossoms. Has a tranquil pond in the centre surrounded by large stones. There is a zen garden in the south eastern corner that is beautifully laid out with a sheltered observation area where people can sit and watch people raking the stones. A little oasis of calm next to the city. Would be great to see more like it in the parklands.
  • Got married here just over 10 years ago... the place is still simply serene. Lovely tranquil location so close to the complete contrast. Prefect for taking a quick moment to reflect and refresh.... please always remember to be respectful to the beauty of the location though and take care when exploring the area to its fullest. :)
  • This little garden is a gem. It is only small, so it will not take you long to walk around. There are plenty of seats to just sit and enjoy the garden vistas that constantly change, giving you something beautiful to look at with every turn. There an elegance to the design as you would expect of a Japanese Zen Garden, tranquil and calming. There is also a lovely coffee shop just around the corner that has friendly staff and good food and coffee. Bici Espresso I think it is called.
  • Beautiful spot. Can only imagine how glorious it must be in summer. So peaceful and crazy to think in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Adelaide
  • The Himeji Garden is one of the most beautiful destinations in Adelaide. Explore the garden on your own or contact the Park Lands Ranger to arrange an informative guided tour to learn the spiritual, natural and historical significance of the Himeji Garden. Walk underneath jacaranda trees to the quaint teahouse and the ornamental lake surrounded by water lilies. A traditional Japanese raked zen garden is also located here. Take a moment to enjoy the tranquil and beautiful atmosphere and listen to the gentle trickling sound of water fountains.

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