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Kokoen Garden, Himeji

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
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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  • One of the best gardens Ovisited in Japan. When visiting the castle, buy the combined ticket, and visit the garden afterwards. 
  • In agreement with a visit to the Castle, it's the duo to do. Very well maintained, varied. Very good time. You can taste tea macha and a small bakery with a small ceremony of tea for 500 yen.
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  • A wonderful multi-layered garden, a convenient 3 minute stroll from Himeji castle. The garden is a strolling-landscape-type Japanese garden featuring beautiful ponds with colourful carp and springs ag...  read more »
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