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Canberra Nara Park

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by Felicity Banks (subscribe)
I'm a writer of interactive and normal novels including steampunk fantasy app books set mainly in Australia. Banks
Published February 8th 2015
A place of lanterns and blossoms
With a population under half a million, Canberra is an appropriate sister city to the picturesque Nara in Japan. The two cities cooperated to build the Nara Peace Park, a Japan-inspired oasis inside the Lennox Gardens beside Lake Burley Griffin.

It features a range of beautiful Japanese natives as well as two enormous stone lanterns (there is a time capsule from Nara's people buried beneath the larger of the two which, since the lantern weighs five tonnes, will remain undisturbed for some time) and a sculpture by a Japanese artist.

The beautiful surroundings and origins of international cooperation make it an especially nice get-together for any kind of picnic. There's plenty of shade (both natural and elegantly man-made), as well as BBQ and toilet facilities.

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Why? An echo of Japan
When: Anytime
Phone: 13 22 81
Where: Inside Lennox Gardens
Cost: Free
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