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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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  • This garden is very traditional and smaller than expected. Worth seeing if you are already in the region.  more »
  • Himeji-Jo Castle ticket 40 yen (400 Yen) in addition to purchasing a unified ticket picked up. .. He went much better than the day before the 500 yen was giving Otsuka ㅠ ㅠ sobbing here hail the ...
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  • The gardens of Tokyo, Kyoto and the imposing Kenrokuen in Kanazawa may even be older and have more historical significance, but the small Kokoen of Himeji was by far the most beautiful Japanese style garden of the whole trip. Small waterfalls, pond with huge carp, the tea house ... The garden as a whole is beautiful, and with a ridiculous entry 40 yen (if purchased together with the ticket of the Castle) this is a tour that cannot be left out on visit to Himeji.
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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.
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