We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens Admission Ticket and Tour

Select Date and Travellers
US$ 5.61
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    Visit: Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, Pond Road, Tramore Ireland

    The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens are a haven of beauty and tranquility for all who visit and also a part of Ireland’s Ancient East Touring Region. Children are introduced to these magical gardens through a special children’s discovery trail, secret pathways, woodlands and Lafcadio Hearn’s fairytales and folklore.

    You can begin a self-guided tour in the Victorian Garden, plaques in each garden provide you with the information for your tour. You will then go through the niwa mon - a traditional Japanese Entrance Gate and follow the story of the garden through the Transition Garden, the American Garden and the Greek Garden. You will then go under the Fuji-dana and into the Japanese Gardens, passing by the Tea Garden, the Stream Garden and onto the Woodlands. During this time you will be able to discover folklore and fairytales as translated by Lafcadio Hearn and your map will provide you with information on some of the many interesting features of the garden. This magical journey will then move on to the gardens of Peace and Harmony, the Garden of the Living God and onto Journey's End.

    Please note: You also have an option to choose a professional guided tour through the gardens, just choose the option when selecting your product. The guide will relate to you the story of the Gardens, point out interesting features and intrigue you with folklore and fairytales as translated by Lafcadio Hearn, an experience not to be missed.
    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tramore, County Waterford.
    Departure Time
    From 11am to 4pm in summer
    From 11am to 2pm in winter
    • Includes all taxes
    • Self-guided tour
    • Entry/Admission - Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens
    • Self-guided tour does not include a guide
    Show More
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    Reviews (12)
    Filter reviews
    9 results
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Traveller rating
    Show reviews that mention
    All reviews walk around tranquil gardeners tramore beauty design world
    Selected filters
    Updating list...
    1 - 5 of 9 reviews
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We only discovered the gardens existed that morning, but decided to spend Sunday afternoon there. The visit was well worthwhile, as the variety of designs and plants and trees was outstanding. The tour takes you on a journey through Hearn’s life and all he experienced...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank AdrienneB391
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    A must visit when in Tramore. It is tranquil and very beautiful. Having a coffee and the view is worth the entrance fee. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We will visit again.

    Thank dancork2012
    LafcadioHearnGardens, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for your lovely review, we look forward to seeing you again.

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Visited these gardens today with our daughter.The staff are very welcoming and the gardener was really kind. It was really worth the visit. It doesn’t take long to view the gardens but there is a beautiful area to sit and have a coffee with a...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank alisca
    LafcadioHearnGardens, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for your review Alisca, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit, we will soon have an audio guide in place and you will be able to fully enjoy the story of the garden and also visit the AV Room.

    Reviewed 17 July 2019

    You could go around the gardens and be done in 20mins, we were here during the supposed fairy festival. There was one fairy we seen doing fairy jars (you had to pay 3e extra for this which wasn't mentioned on Facebook or anywhere). The woman...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank LittlePiglet50
    JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2019

    Thank you for your review, we are sorry you didn't have a good experience, most visitors to the Fairy Festival spend approx 1hr to 2 hrs in the gardens, looking for everything and doing the trails, however it may not have been possible for you...More

    Reviewed 19 June 2019

    It was so great to visit this garden. Not only about its history. I spent quality relaxing time there, among the beautiful nature, listening the birds and enjoying the uncomparable fresh air. Higly recommend to visit this place if you are in Tramore.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank INFOF848
    View more reviews
    Questions & Answers
    Ask a question
    13 May 2019|
    AnswerShow all 2 answers
    Response from Albert E | Reviewed this property |
    Bus (360) from Waterford to Tramore runs regularly from a number of stops along the Quay and Parnell Street to Tramore, lovely seaside beautiful long beach good dining Lafcadio Gardens need at least 2 hours to truly enjoy
    Key Details
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall: 000-0800-100-6999
    Travellers Also Viewed