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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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  • 有点像苏州园林,我们当天正好是免费参观,人很少,可以静静得欣赏拍照,园内正在梅花展,本来想尝试下典型日式茶点,可惜当天没开放~~  more »
  • Visit unfortunate rain days. I think it is. Said "you gotta fall" to locals, so want to come in the fall.
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  • Very beautiful gardens all year round! In combination with a visit to the Castle (40 Yen surcharge) very worthwhile! Also a good place to experience a tea ceremony at a reasonable price (500 yen).
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