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Kokoen Garden

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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68 Hommachi, Himeji 670-0012, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 79-289-4120
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

I have been in Japan 3 weeks and this was the best Garden complex i've seen. Not very busy so can relax but beautiful. There are many different Gardens so easier to find a quiet spot. Must visit and 100% worth the money.

Thank Mister I
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We wondered whether to combine a visit to Kokoen gardens with Himeji Castle. We had a few hours in town and it was only extra 30 yen for a combine ticket so we went for it. And what a gem, particularly in autumn (late November)....More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Just loved it! It is a big and beautiful Japanese garden, lovely during autumn! It is located near the castle and good for an hour visit.

Thank arieslia
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Beautifully landscaped garden next to Himeji Castle. Was there in autumn and the foliage was nice to enjoy, and it's handicap friendly.

Thank Johnathan T
Reviewed 22 November 2017

It’s worth going to this garden. The scenery is lovely with the beautiful colours of autumn foliage. Easy walking.

Thank DorothyCheong
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

After a rather lame visit to Himeji castle we came to this park. Not only were the fall colors amazing but there were scenic views at every turn. After passing the waterfall and a loop through a mid-sized garden I thought it would be over...More

Thank Johanna B
Reviewed 20 November 2017

One of more varied gardens we visited in Japan and worth the small cost. There's different areas for different settings. I'd say the one for the tea house was unfortunately one of the plainest but the others made up for it. We went in early...More

Thank Sesarma
Reviewed 16 November 2017

There are nice views of the castle from this garden. The garden itself is arranged as a series of smaller gardens, with different features, a flower garden, bamboo garden, pine garden etc. It means the view changes as you walk through the garden, in a...More

Thank Selsy
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This garden is just next to Himeji Castle, so a visit to the castle might as well include a visit to this beautiful garden.

Thank PlanetOz
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a beautiful collection of five (I think) different sorts of gardens that compliment each other and Japan. This is a stunning area and a lovely walk. Look out for the White Cranes (the Local Emblem of the Castle) and enjoy the tranquillity.

Thank Rowena P
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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.