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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 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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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Visited this garden after going to Himeji Castle and almost closing time. Not as good as I expected and we visited in such a rush. Joined the tea ceremony, not much impression on it.

Thank Mama2010
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank GlobeTrotters4001
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Cost 4-500 yen to visit but worth it. Beautiful gardens and lakes. Well signposted route around the garden. Places to sit to drink in the views.

Thank daleringham
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Was worth it to pay to get in. Beautiful and zen place to be. Lovely grounds. There’s a tea house as well if you want to stop for a tea break.

Thank siouxsy
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank YvonneT
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 7 April 2018

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

Thank brixtontrev
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Buy the ¥40 add on to the admission ticket for Himeji castle and you will not be disappointed. Beautiful gardens. Very peaceful

Thank S G C
Reviewed 4 April 2018

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

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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.