Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Kinki  /  Hyogo Prefecture  /  Himeji  /  Kokoen Garden

Kokoen Garden, Himeji

4.4
#1 of 199 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.
Create an itinerary including Kokoen Garden
map
Kokoen Garden Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
781 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Since most of you will probably go to Himeji because of the castle, I recommend going to the garden as well because you are already in Himeji. It is on the left side of the castle outside the outer mo...  more »
  • This was definetely worth the extra 50 yen if you spend as a package with Himeji Castle. The Garden is extremely beautiful!  more »
  • You can turn in Himeji Castle and set ticket. The visitor is interested in the garden. However, Himeji Castle and set steps. If you are afraid of walking and requires attention.
    View original

Plan your trip to Himeji

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Himeji

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Himeji by other users

11 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Japan BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALTA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Kobe & Himeji BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Japan BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in Japan BY A USER FROM JERSEY May, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Japan BY A USER FROM POLAND August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Japan BY A USER FROM HONG KONG March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans