Miyazu Japanese Gardens

Currently Closed
  • Address: The Wood, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 64-35460376
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Garden, Walking Area, Leisure, Family And Kids

Believe it or not, Nelson is the sister city to Miyazu, Japan. The purpose of sister cities is usually to establish and then develop commercial and cultural ties between the two. Here, this effort is no more beautifully apparent than in the exquisite Miyazu Japanese Gardens. It’s wonderful for a contemplative stroll, and immediately upn entering, the noise of the rest of the world dies away. The garden makes good use of shekkei, which is the art of using the scenery beyond the garden’s borders to enhance the impact and perceived size of the garden itself. Small ponds, little brides, cascades of water and cherry trees… this little slice of Japan couldn’t get better.

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  • Miyazu Japanese Gardens Address: The Wood, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Miyazu Japanese Gardens Contact Number: 64-35460376
  • Miyazu Japanese Gardens Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Miyazu Japanese Gardens Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Miyazu Japanese Gardens(preferred time): 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
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  • 80.14% of people who visit Nelson include Miyazu Japanese Gardens in their plan

  • 32.31% of people start their Miyazu Japanese Gardens visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Miyazu Japanese Gardens

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

92.58% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Miyazu Japanese Gardens

People normally club together Christ Church Cathedral and Gardens Of The World while planning their visit to Miyazu Japanese Gardens.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • It had the potential to be stunning, sadly it's in need of a good spruce up! The ponds were dirty, hardly any fish and lily pads. All the plants needed some attention, still lovely though

  • Great to see some Japanese touch in Nelson. Good family oriented atmosphere with free entry. A bit more maintenance would be required. Also the zen garden was not properly raked.

  • Beautiful gardens! The ponds are a bit murky but that’s to be expected. Lovely wee stop for a walk for the whole family to enjoy

  • Miyazu Gardens, a late spring evening Lovely plantings and quiet spaces with winding paths and small bridges A place to get Married The Blossom festival is growing in popularity The gardens are a celebration between our Japanese sister city and Whakatu Nelson *Japanese standards of attention to exact detail is missing but Wairua is present and peaceful💖 *Stepping stones across pond not for wheelchair access *Please supervise small children around pounds and bridges Miyazu Gardens, Nelson is a lovely place to be HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ++

  • Nice little Japanese garden. Stopped by on my was down form the center of NZ. Worth a stroll if on your way but not worth going out of your way for. Is well executed, to be fair maybe Japanese gardens are just not my thing. Might be much better if Cherry blossoms are on.

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