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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  • Such a tranquil and beautiful place just metres from the hustle and bustle of the city. Really beautiful. We bought some rolls at the market on our way to these gardens. It’s only small , but you can ...  more »
  • This is a lovely little garden very close to Adelaide CBD. Very peaceful and tranquil. Was hoping to see some fishes in the little lake, but did not see any. Nevertheless, it is a nice place to go for...  more »
  • This a really nice Japanese style garden. It is peaceful and picturesque. A lovely place to go for a nice relaxing walk.  more »
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  • 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.
  • "Serenity now!" -- just gorgeous, relaxing and very calming place to sit and take in the environment and the carefully maintained gardens. A must visit.
  • Was very very small, didn't even know we had this here in adelaide. Actually took me a while to find it! Was bummed they don't allow weddings there any more. But good for a picnic date or just to sit with a book, very peaceful in a busy city.
  • 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.
  • Quiet and calm in the middle of the city. This little gem of a garden is beautiful. Families come here to let their children roam around and you can sit down and relax. It is maybe a bit small so it can get crowded pretty fast but if you need a little getaway for a short while you will need the peace and quiet you will need

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