Apart from being the capital city of South Australia, the city of Adelaide is also regarded as one of South Australia’s most beautiful tourist destinations. With attractions such as the Adelaide Oval, the Rundle Mall, the South Australia Museum, Mount Barker, and the Adelaide Park Lands, visitors of Adelaide can be assured of never running out of things to do. But if you want to spend the day a quiet and serene location, there is no place better than the Himeji Gardens.
The History of Himeji Gardens
The city of Himeji in Japan is known as the sister-city of Adelaide. Thus, in 1982, the city of Himeji gifted these gardens to the city of Adelaide as a sigh of friendship and cooperation. Since its inception, the gardens have been regarded as one of the most awe-inspiring Japanese gardens in Australia.
The Garden Layout
The Himeji Gardens are located in the south parklands of Adelaide and is conveniently accessible from Adelaide hotels such as the Oaks Hotels & Resorts. The garden can broadly be divided into two sections, the Sansui (the mountain and lake garden) and the Karesansui (the dry rock garden). What was intended by creating these two sections in the Himeji Gardens was to create an aura of mountain ranges and vast lakes, and, for the most part, the gardens achieve this.
The Highlights and Sights
The Himeji Gardens have numerous highlights, chief amongst which is the Sansui area. The Sansui area is known for its mesmerizing beauty and tranquilly and its ornate combination of rocks, ponds, and luscious greenery make for some amazing sights. There are also many tranquil gardens which bear the core principles of Japanese landscaping and gardening. The teahouse located overlooking the lake, the Japanese Zen Garden, and the water fountains with their gentle trickle of water are also some of the blissful sights of the Himeji Gardens. All in all, the gardens are definitely worth visiting for some serenity and relaxation.
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