Himeji Gardens

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Entrance to Himeji Gardens
Lake in Himeji Gardens

Adelaide's Himeji Gardens is a traditional styled Japanese garden, a gift from Adelaide's sister city, Himeji in 1982. It is located in Park 18 (Peppermint Park / Wita Wirra), one of the southern parts of the Adelaide Park Lands in Adelaide, South Australia.[1] The entrance is from South Terrace, between Pulteney and Hutt Streets.[2]

The enclosure is one of only a few classical Japanese gardens in Adelaide. It was originally designed by council staff; however, following two visits by Japanese landscape designer, Yoshitaka Kumada in the late 1980s, its layout was improved to adhere to traditional principles.

The garden is split into a sansui (山水), a "mountain and lake garden", and a karesansui (枯山水), a "dry rock garden" intended to evoke mountains surrounded by water.


  1. ^ Peppermint Park / Wita Wirra (Park 18), adelaideparklands.com.au
  2. ^ Peter W. Wilkins (2002). "Himeji Japanese Gardens". Wilkins Tourist Maps. Retrieved 2006-06-23. 

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Coordinates: 34°56′09″S 138°36′35″E / 34.935721°S 138.609762°E / -34.935721; 138.609762