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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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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
Saw it in April 2016 and was disappointed as I first saw this garden in autumn 1985. Came again November 2017 and it was once again beautiful in its autumn colours. So if you get the chance to see it, I think it's best in...More
From the station get off at bus stop 3 for the gardens( unless you are on the loop bus. ) The garden is well signposted and the paths are well made. The first of the seven gardens is by far the most beautiful with a...More
Be sure to get the combined ticket for entrance to both Himeji castle and this as it will cost almost nothing. I spent almost 50 mins here and the garden has beautiful landscape. Good for photo taking. Highly recommended to visit.
It is possible to buy a combination ticket when visiting the castle so that a visit to Kokoen can be made as well. Perhaps best done after visiting the castle because of the crowds there. This is a nice place to get away from the...More
These gardens are breathtakingly beautiful, as indeed are most Japanese gardens. There is everything in them which one expects of a typical Japanese Garden, ponds with really fat kois, stone bridges, perfectly manicured trees and plants and compared to the hustle and bustle of the...More