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Koko-en Garden

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Japanese garden 'Koko-en' was constructed in1992 at the exact site of Nishi-Oyashiki(Lord's West Residence) with Himeji Castle, one of the world cultural heritages, as a background. The area of this garden is about 3.5 ha and it is composed of 9...more
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68 Honmachi, Himeji 670-0012, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 79-289-4120
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The different landscapes within this lovely garden are clearly separated, making it a great overall introduction to the many styles perfected over the centuries. Especially beautiful too during autumn when splashes of red are everywhere. It's a feast for the eyes.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't expecting too much here in autumn, especially with some less positive write ups about it being a relatively new built. I was amazed by it's beauty with the autumn foliage in this well planned and constructed garden. That pond, hosting many colorful and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going to the gardens in winter may seem like a silly decision, but year-end is our only time to travel, so we still decided to visit it. A lot of the plants were bare, and there was not a lot of flowers to see, as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can add it into your castle ticket! Seriously worth walking the extra 250m when you leave the castle to go and have a look! Superb gardens and very pleasing to the eye, so many different scenes of gardens too see, not just one. You can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was nice to stroll through Kokoen, it was very beautiful and well taken care of by the gardeners. The restaurant here serves wonderful Japanese meals at a reasonable price. Although crowded with tourists, it is possible to take photographs of the gardens if you're...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid 1040yen which covered the garden as well as the castle. It was about 15 minutes walk from one to the other This is a garden designed in the Edo style and was built on the previous site of the warlord’s residence There are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice place to visit after the castle. 4 quite different garden areas. Nice views of the castle from here

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm sure the gardens are lovely all year round, but the explosion of reds, yellows and ambers from the autumn leaves was so beautiful it was breathtaking. Beautifully designed waterfall garden is the highlight at this time of year.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are located a 5 minute walk from Himeji castle as you cross the moat and turn right. Only constructed in 1992, the attraction consists of a series of themed areas so there is a lot of variety in quite a small area. Only...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A series of about 12 smallish themed gardens. Really pretty and well worth a visit. You can buy a ticket that covers both the garden and Himeji Castle. To get to the garden, come out of the castle, cross the moat, turn right and walk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Bea F
18 November 2017|
Response from Mon55 | Reviewed this property |
It is open only during daylight hours according to its website. That was certainly the case when we visited it.