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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This is not one garden but many individual gardens. Each garden is walled so they are clearly defined. Purchase a combine castle garden ticket. more »
Giardino tradizionale, diviso in diverse aree a seconda delle piante che dominano l'ambiente. E' a pagamento, ma è possibile fare un biglietto congiunto con il castello che costa solo 50 yen in più de... more »Traditional garden, divided into different areas depending on the plants that dominate the environment. Has a price, but you can make a joint ticket with the castle which only costs 50 yen in more than just Castle. It is worth walking around, just relaxing. Beautiful.
Wonderful garden and walk thought. There are a number of separate gardens sectioned off for specific themes. In the garden there is also a small tea ceremony building. It was 500￥ per person, and is totally worth it. If you are going to the castle, check out the garden as well
Very beautiful garden even in summer. Close walk from Himeji Castle with a bundled ticket of 1040 yen. If you have spare cash available, you could try splurging on having tea in one of the gardens or even a meal overlooking the largest pond in the garden. Good deal to take a walk through this garden if you are going to Himeji Castle.
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