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68 Hommachi, Himeji 670-0012, Hyogo Prefecture
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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

1  Thank Rito I A
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!

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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
Reviewed 12 June 2018

This garden compromises of many themed subgardens. It was very intersting to strive through them all.

Thank sigsiko
Reviewed 12 June 2018

This is a must visit when you're in Himeji! After Himeji Castle, just go over to Koko-en that locate right beside to behold and experience the peace and tranquil environment. There're many sections of garden where you can explore one by one. Dining in a...More

Thank shiu min l
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

For a negligible small amount extra you can also visit the gardens. If you are into it or want to see a nice Japanese garden, go for it. If you don’t have enough time, you might skip it as well, you probably won’t miss too...More

1  Thank Damian W
Reviewed 10 May 2018

We purchased the combined ticket for Himeji Castle and the gardens. The gardens are very well kept and the fish are very impressive. When we visited in April it wasnt too busy so we were able to relax stroll around. Hint: There is a very...More

Thank Evangelos P
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Kokoen Garden is a nice little Japanese style garden right next to the Himeji Castle grounds. If you are planning to visit the insides of the castle, it's a good idea to buy the combination ticket that also gives you the entry to the garden....More

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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.