Cowra holds great significance in WW11 events in Australia’s history.
The POW Camp housed Japanese, Italian and Indonesian soldiers and was the place of the historic Cowra Breakout by the Japanese. Today only a few concrete footings and the rebuilt watch tower are all that remain to remind us of this part of history.
The Australian and Japanese War Cemeteries are beautifully maintained.
The Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre which opened in 1979 was designed by Ken Nakajima, a world-renowned Japanese garden designer. Created on 5 hectares (12 acres) as a strolling garden (Kaiyushiki) it symbolises peace and reconcilliation between our two countries.
The view from the highest point in the gardens is beautiful.
The gardens and grounds are clipped in typical Japanese style.
Little waterfalls tumble down in to the lakes.
Many of the trees are in blossom at the moment.
The Cultural Centre has a wonderful display of artifacts including these traditional figures.
The grounds are so well kept. It was such a lovely place to take an afternoon stroll.