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Kokoen Garden, Himeji

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#1 of 235 in Parks in Hyogo Prefecture
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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  • I think to visit feel like to walk slowly and after Himeji Castle and soothing feeling. Is it, in the esophagus kouko-en Garden in delicious Himeji specialties grilled conger eel
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  • 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 tha...  more »
  • Himeji Castle, became a set of tickets, so I went. I went without expectations aren't as famous as the castle of the great. I will say, more than an hour took the time. Restaurant Café in the can (can eat while enjoying your garden), the authentic tea Grafx Matcha (candy 500 yen). From the tea garden is nice. Bitter Sting's body at the site was slow and Japan garden hours are ridiculous, healed.
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