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Kokoen Garden, Himeji

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#1 of 245 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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  • 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 »
  • 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.
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  • 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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