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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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  • Kokoen Garden includes many small and very beautiful reconstructed mini-gardens, recreating traditional Japanese scenes. The overall effect is of walking through sets for a historical movie or televis...  more »
  • Great Japanese garden very close to the castle. For an additional 30¥ you can add on to the castle ticket so very good value. Love the separate garden themes and the almost perfection in presentation....  more »
  • Its vicinity to the castle and its maze-like setup make it a major draw. The different sections within the garden (e.g. bamboo, pond + hill etc.) make it fun to walk through weaving from section to se...  more »