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Sorakuen Garden

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5-3-1 Nakayamatedori, Chuo-ku, Chuo, Kobe 650-0004, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

This garden is a beautiful place, you could spend quite some time just sitting and relaxing among the gardens or near the water. Fabulous.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank les f
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Sue F
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Ngọc Ánh N
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed February 27, 2017

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

Date of experience: February 2017
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Response from Jayne0128 | Reviewed this property |
Using the City Loop Bus, I got off Kitano Meister Garden stop and walked to Sorakuen. It was a 10 minute walk through residential area.