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Kokoen Garden, Himeji

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#1 of 235 in Parks in Hyogo Prefecture
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. Make Kokoen Garden a part of your Himeji vacation plans using our Himeji day trip planner.
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  • I think garden shows us different faces at the four seasons. I think a really clean foliage season. Also nearby but not very tall buildings (of course there are the Himeji Castle!), spending time relaxing in the gardens of the world.
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  • The good old park's entry volume is 300 coins, so the interesting participants are best to go to the loft to buy the tickets, so that the volume only 40 coins. Here you can see the small bridge water, many of the She fish in the lake. To the seventh stop of the teahouse, recommend visitors to a cup of authentic Japanese tea (500 per person) see through the Japanese kimono to kneel in front of the guests, carefully put down the sweet and tea, bow to guests to enjoy the experience of Japanese culture.
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  • If you buy the combination ticked with the Himeji Castle, this attraction only cost you 40 yen. Supposedly to be reconstructed samurai houses, but the main attraction are the gardens. February is not ...  more »

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