Cowra's Japanese Gardens
The famous garden spans an area of 5 hectares, making it the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. First opened in 1979, the garden is the work of world famous Japanese garden and landscape designer, ken Nakajima. ken created this stunning and serene landscape by drawing inspiration from the traditional Edo style of a strolling garden. The garden features lush hedges, cascading streams and waterfalls, a traditional Edo cottage, bonsai house and an authentic open air tea house.
The “Sakura Matsuri” cherry blossom festival is held each September to herald the arrival of spring. locals and tourists from all over the world flock to the garden to enjoy the spectacle. The event features activities, performances and market stalls allowing visitors to experience traditional elements of Japanese culture and cuisine. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the celebration, to be held on the 23rd September.
It is important to note, however, that the Japanese Garden has a purpose other than providing a tranquil retreat for visitors. Guests will quickly learn that beneath the serene beauty there is a wartime story of great courage and spirit. 櫻花盛開的考拉