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Kokoen Garden

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68 Hommachi, Himeji 670-0012, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 79-289-4120
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this gardens because we made the trip out it Himeji castle and they are part of the same estate via a separate entrance . There is a charge for entering but you can purchase a double ticket to visit both places which we did...More

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the garden - I thought there was just the main garden but it turned out there was multiple smaller gardens around as well which where all lovely and peaceful.

Thank Leila R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We liked the garden very much. All kinds of garden. Very nice pine trees. We want to come back in autum.

Thank ingeborg2511
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there alone in a hot afternoon. No many visitors came with me. So i felt alone when I walk in a really silence garden. I think if you go there in the Fall it’ll more beautiful.

Thank WsHien90
Reviewed 19 August 2018

These gardens are truly tranquil and beautiful and are must visit if in Himeji. If you are lucky you will catch the feeding of the fish which is a sight to behold. If you have visited the castle you would have been able to buy...More

Thank JVPG
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Located at the western edge of Himeji Castle, Kokoen is a relaxing atmosphere among the greens after visiting Himeji Castle, which may tire some people due to all the climbing on very steep stairs. Kokoen has different concept areas, and other miniature places landscaped according...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Great garden we visited after the famous Himeji castle! It’s calm and offers plenty of beautiful views. We observed a heron walking through a pond and flying over the bushes, took some great pictures!

Thank CatherineBulg
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

I really loved Kokoen garden! It was very relaxing to walk around it, and around mid-day there were hardly any people there. The different themed areas in the garden are very interesting, and I’m sure there will be always something to see, no matter what...More

Thank usualuniqueness
Reviewed 15 June 2018

When you buy your ticket for Himeji castle get your ticket for the Kokoen-garden at the same time, its about a 20 min walk from the castle to the entrance , lots of small gardens within a garden,ponds tea houses and its a really nice...More

Thank mickknap
Reviewed 15 June 2018

But if you buy combined tickets with the castle it is almost with no costs (40 yens more). If I pay 200 yens just to enter the garden I would feel as I've lost 200. The walk takes about 30 mnts and there are two...More

Thank PaK83
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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.