Freelance Writer. Family focused, always exploring, nature connecting and an all round fun loving guy
Published March 2nd 2018
I think I'm turning Japanese
There's a proverb in Japanese - 花鳥風月 (Kachou Fuugetsu) - which literally means "experience the beauties of nature, and in doing so learn about yourself."
Meandering through Adelaide's Himeji Garden certainly guides you on a learning discovery of oneself.
Known as the "garden of imagination", it evokes a feeling of instant relaxation and gratification of the world around you. Everything in the garden has its significance, so make sure to obtain a brochure at the entrance as it provides you with the story of its existence. Through a greater understanding of the garden, it can then aide you in your journey of learning more about yourself as well as finding a sense of peace and harmony during your visit.
Everyone who walks through the garden seems to have an innate awe and honour for their surroundings and are very mindful of other visitors, as you will experience a mutual respect and mindfulness of one another.
Many towns and cities throughout Australia have a Japanese garden in acknowledgement of their individual sister city relationship, however, none are as fortunate as Adelaide to be the sister city of the Japanese city of Himeji, which arguably hosts the most beautiful surviving feudal castle in all of Japan. Adelaide City Council has done itself proud through the public display and value of the special relationship they have with their sister city through the beautiful management and presentation of this amazing garden
So, should you ever find yourself in want of a place to release all the stresses of your world and would like a centralised location for a moment of pure relaxation, then do yourself a favour and spend some time connecting with nature, and yourself, by visiting the Himeji Garden of Adelaide.