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玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園, Hikone

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  • It is worth to find the time to see this traditional Japanese garden. Beautiful weather Additionally enriches the views!
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  • And he says the place of scenic beauty, was a wonderful garden. Broadband-not so exactly nice to explore. Saves the there was a thatched-roof House, it probably felt like I. Combined ticket Castle and it was put.
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  • Hikone Castle, where the country Hall of Fame came in the set tickets. This is a great garden. Is natural not just placed in artificial pond and island, trees are fine. ○ Rikyu in Kyoto also much better. And (without monitoring Stickler here also in the description of poor). It seems is Hikone Castle Gardens, building parts easily, Garden, Garden genkyu-en said. Shutter point of great. (Accompanying photo refer).
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  • Not particularly good or bad. For a garden, it definitely is not in one of the top gardens' class like Kenrokuen... The size of the place itself is pretty large, but once you walk in, the tea room in the lake and the castle over the lake are the best views- only views, actually- that you can possibly expect from this place. Moreoever, the overall construction is... well... kind of rough, should I say, for a historic garden. There are no intricate designs or compositions that really 'Wow' you. However, since you came all the way to Hikone to tour the castle, I think you should look around the garden and perhaps, take a break on one of its benches. I give it three stars but still recommend it to any visitor to Hikone castle. But I'd advise against anyone coming here for this garden only, of course.
  • We went to the castle and stopped at the garden only because the ticket price also covered the garden entrance. It turned out to be exceeding our expectations. It's peaceful and pretty. There is a tea ceremony experience room for ¥500 each that's worth trying.
  • Nice garden with a lovely pond and Hikone castle as the backdrop. There was a fair amount of reconstruction going on during our visit.
  • Just beautiful. You sure won't regret visiting this garden!
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Where to stay in Hikone

Few international travelers stay the night in Hikone, with most electing to see the castle, admire the lake, and be on their way. Three hours from the capital, and one from Kyoto, Hikone visits usually come as part of a trip from the capital to Kyoto, or a day trip from the latter. Those that do opt to stay in Hikone can choose from a good number of standard hotels between the main train station and the castle grounds, as well as some more characterful, traditional ryokans around the district of Kawara to the south.
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