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Miyazu Japanese Gardens

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Atawhai Dr
Facility Contact Phone
03 546 0200
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Miyazu Japanese Gardens
Miyazu Japanese Gardens
Miyazu Japanese Gardens
Miyazu Japanese Gardens
Miyazu Japanese Gardens
Miyazu Japanese Gardens


Miyazu Japanese Gardens is administered by Nelson City Council and is available for weddings. The charge for booking is $53 inc GST. This is non-refundable. Please contact the Council directly if you wish to stage an event larger than a wedding (for example over 200 guests).

Opened in 1995, Miyazu Garden celebrates Nelson’s sister city relationship with Miyazu, in Japan. The garden is designed to honour cultural and natural elements of Japanese life creating a place with significant meaning for the people of Nelson and visitors alike. For more information about the park visit

You may use this online service to book a park and pay by credit card. For other payment options, please visit Nelson City Council on Trafalgar Street.
Please note that the wedding party will not have exclusive use of the area, but it does mean that we can manage any other planning activities or events in the parks.

Booking a park exclusively
No public parks can be booked exclusively. Council is not always notified about all activities or events happening in our parks. We cannot guarantee that small parties such as a birthday party or other event will not be happening at the same time as your event. While the Council would not knowingly double book any park for a wedding, we cannot guarantee exclusivity. Generally, there have been few problems with double-ups as most people are aware that they need to contact the Council if they want to use a park for a large event.

Available for Bookings:

  • Areas for congregating are limited within Miyazu gardens, although there are expansive areas of lawn just outside the gardens that can accommodate very large wedding parties. Japanese style garden with ponds, stepping stones. Attractive display of flowering cherries in the spring.

    Fees are non-refundable

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