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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 have some spare time, then the garden is located next to the castle. As far as Japanese gardens go, for some reason, I found it a little disappointing compared to the other gardens that I visit...  more »
  • Japan Garden located next to the Himeji Castle can be visited. For if you visit Himeji Castle and set ticket, is recommended. Even for those who like history is recommended, but also useful for dating a beautiful garden.
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  • Nice and well kept garden. Guess its best in the spring, as autumn many flowers have been gone already