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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. Make Kokoen Garden a part of your Himeji vacation plans using our Himeji day trip planner.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Buy tickets for kouko-en Garden in Himeji Castle and pretty lot and get your garden is beautiful. Tea room and meals. CARP of so many things were swimming in the pond. Himeji ➕ come with the kouko-en Garden
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  • October 3, 2017
    Tickets purchased Himeji and found this was unintentional. In heavy rain, few tourists visit. A small Japanese style gardens connected by trails, overlooks the city of egrets. Maple Leaf red some beautiful, too.
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  • October 2, 2017
    A walk around a garden, which is well maintained. You can disdrutar or 500 yen of the tea ceremony, where you explain how it takes really, since they bring it to you until you or do you take
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The UNESCO-protected castle brings plenty of visitors to Himeji, so the quiet city possesses enough accommodations to be able to suit their eclectic tastes and diverse budgets. Located in clusters among the main commercial squares close to the train station, you'll find the main hotels, including budget and luxury options. Look to the side streets of this central district for a fair selection of hostels and guesthouses. The high speed train service connecting Himeji to Osaka and Kyoto means that many visitors choose to visit during a day trip from one of these large cities.
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