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A little bit hidden in an unpleasend neighbourhood Sorakuen Garden can be found. Its very nice to sit at the side of the lake and feel the totally calm atmosphere yet see the large city buildings in the background
A small Japanese garden used to be attached to former Kobe Mayor’s residence. It is now belonging to the city. For Japanese garden wise, this is quite average, the admission is very inexpensive, some trees are over 100 years old. Easy access from public transportation.
Sorakuen garden is really an excellent place to relax and enjoy a beautiful Japanese style garden. For a very low admittance fee you can stay as long as you want: Stepping stones, stone bridges, streams and a waterfall surround a central pond in the garden....More
The garden is beautiful and peaceful. Nice place to just go and sit around and contemplate life. I liked the contrast of the garden and the surrounding concrete buildings.
However, it really is just a Japanese garden and since Japan is full of them, this...More
It took a bit of research here to find this location and this made my day. The garden is cheap to enter, and delivers with both historical and cultural buildings with nature's beauty. The ponds are gorgeous, the colors of autumn were breathtaking and there...More
Tucked away in the busy Motomachi district, this garden is a serene oasis in a busy city. The garden meanders through stalls of floral displays to a truly magnificent Japanese Garden. Visiting in the Autumn is a delight due to the vibrant colours of deciduous...More
I have been here with my friend in a summer day of July. The garden was much bigger than I expected. It was not very crowded that day, so we had a really chilling and relaxing time. The garden has a long history, it has...More
Situated near a residential area that is about a ten minute walk from Kitano Meister Garden, Sorakuen Garden is a hidden gem in Kobe. It's a sprawling area of greenery that is a great place to just relax and take a break from the bustle...More
We took a walk around these gardens in February and there was plenty to see. It has a lovely design and some nice hidden nooks and crannies to explore. There's a serene pond/lake with Koi Carp and the old stable and house were nice to...More