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Cowra - Japanese Gardens and Cultural Centre

Having driven through Cowra on dozens of occasions, usually in a rush to get somewhere else, we decided that we would make a point of stopping to view the Japanese Gardens on the way to Queensland...and the start of our trip around Oz.

Established by the Cowra Tourist and Development Corporation, the gardens opened to the public as a full-time tourist attraction in October 1979.

Beautifully landscaped, peaceful and serene - the gardens are constructed on a site with an exceptional rock formation at the top of a hill, a prominent Shugoseki or "Guardian City". To the right of Shugoseki is a large flat topped rock known as the Yogoseki, also a "Guardian Deity". the place where God steps down from the heavens.

Cowra - Japanese Gardens
Cowra - Japanese Gardens
Cowra - Japanese Gardens