Classified by the National Trust
"As a place of historical, architectural and cultural significance to be preserved for present and future generations"
Opening Hours and Cost
The Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre is open every day except Christmas Day between 8.30am to 5.00pm.
Adults - $15.00
Seniors/Pensioners - $13.00 - With valid ID card
Students - $13.00 - With valid student ID card
Children - $8.00
Families - $40.00- Two Adults and school age children all living at the same address.
Schools and coaches are offered discount rates and are provided with an itinerary to suit their group’s needs if required. A range of activities are offered to school groups which include kite flying, traditional toy demonstrations, calligraphy, origami and Cultural Centre talks.
Audio guides are available for hire at $2.00 per handset and provide detailed information on all aspects of the design of the garden, architecture and movable cultural heritage.
The audio guides will direct the visitor through the Garden exploring all aspects of the landscape, garden and built form design.
Learn about the how the landscape and garden design are based on drawings submitted to the 1st Shogun by Japans warlords, learn how built form design reflects the Edo period of Japanese Architecture, and find out the meaning of the design of the plants and shrubs.
This is a great resource in order to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the Japanese design, crafts and movable cultural heritage.