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Kokoen Garden, Himeji
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Escape to a sanctuary of natural beauty at Kokoen Garden, a collection of Japanese gardens scattered across the grounds of Himeji Castle. Constructed in 1992, these nine gardens reflect different styles of the Edo Period and welcome visitors looking for a peaceful space to unwind. Spread across 3.5 hectares (8.6 acres), the park contains elegant bridges, flower and bamboo gardens, pristine waterfalls, and a ceremonial teahouse where you can enjoy a cup of traditionally brewed matcha or green tea. The gardens are accessed via a short walk from the castle's main entrance. Take a look at our Himeji trip generator to schedule your visit to Kokoen Garden and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • If you like gardens, these 7 individually designed gardens are very intimate and unique. Each one more lovely than the next! 
  • We bought a combined ticket for the Castle and this garden, which is well worth it. The Garden was arranged into nine separate areas and was a peaceful haven and much quieter than the Castle had been....  more »
  • I intend to make the set ticket and Himeji Castle was unexpectedly, very happy! Getting bored with the beautiful garden we established very very clean site different fancy touches spectators.
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