Yokokan Garden

Yokokan Garden, Fukui: Hours, Address, Yokokan Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Yokokan Garden
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Vermont6,366 contributions
Lovely stroll garden with villa
Nov 2017 • Couples
A pleasant surprise in the city and a short walk from our hotel and the station.

This small garden is a quiet place for a contemplative stroll around the pond. You can visit the feudal lord’s (reconstructed) villa overlooking the pond and take tea if you wish, but we didn’t feel that tea was necessary. The rooms in the villa are open to visitors.

Many photo ops of the building present themselves from various points in the garden and through the windows from the inside of the villa out to the garden. The momiji were just coming into full color and the back garden was especially rich in shades of red and yellow.

Be sure to ask about senior entrance fees. We were given free entry on the Sunday we visited.
Written September 28, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

211sear
New Jersey72 contributions
Gorgeous & Peaceful
May 2018 • Friends
This is one of my fave places in the city. I like taking a stroll in the garden, sitting in the villa watching the koi or reading a book, or having quiet conversations with friends. In the fall & spring, the entire place gets illuminated at night. You can also participate in tea ceremonies here on weekends. Besides being a beautiful garden & villa, this place has an interesting history. There are English-speaking local guides on weekends, so if you get a chance, try to talk to one of them because they have stories to tell.
Written September 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rita M
1 contribution
Peaceful and relaxing
Nov 2017 • Solo
The Yokokan garden is a peaceful location in Fukui city. For just 220 yen you can travel through time: in the Edo period. A nice path through the​ natural setting with a large pond and house, in the typical Japanese style. The most beautiful part was the Momiji trees with their autumnal colours.
Written November 12, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KlapauciusJapan
Japan618 contributions
Impressive Japanese garden
Sep 2017 • Friends
A hidden gem in the suburbs near Fukui station, about a 5-10 minute walk from the station via the castle ruins.
The grounds are well landscaped, making an impressive traditional Japanese garden with hills, rock ornaments, and a large central pond full of fish. There's a chance of herons and other birds also being around the pond.
The old house is very interesting, and you get a very detailed leaflet when you enter which explains everything in English.
You can get a combined ticket for a little over the basic entrance fee, which includes entrance to the nearby Fukui Municipal History Museum.
Well worth a visit to the garden if you're in Fukui.
Written September 28, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

WorcesterMoray
Worcester873 contributions
Nice gardens
Sep 2017 • Couples
Very nice gardens. Probably best to visit in the spring when a lot of shrubs will be in flower.
Interesting walk around and nice buildings which were once a home.
Written September 13, 2017
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Kwakaku
Sakai, Japan1,705 contributions
Baku-matsu Pilgrimage to the Central Japan
Jul 2017 • Family
We had a 2-day family trip to Fukui and Gifu in the middle of August. I drove more than 780km in total; about 320km for the first day, and over 460km for the second.
On the first day of the trip, we visited Fukui City in Fukui Prefecture to see "baku-matsu" related buildings and monuments. Since the lord of the region at the time, Matsudaira Shungaku (1828-1890), supported loyalism and exclusionism, they are basically of those who worked against Shogunate. Yoko-kan used to be a private residence of the lord.
Written July 16, 2017
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HonoluluTraveler_9
hawaii88 contributions
Peaceful garden
Apr 2017 • Couples
Peaceful and relaxing, the garden is a quiet location amidst a big city. It has a nice path for meandering through the natural setting, ending with the large pond and house, where you can see the furo and sit on the tatami, enjoying the quiet serenity.
Written April 9, 2017
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KKOBE
Kobe, Japan186 contributions
Relux and spend your time in comfort
Oct 2016
Once entering this good place, You are shut off from noise. You enjoy Japanese traditional style garden. Just about 3 dollers, and if you are early bird, you may enter free depending on the season.
Written October 12, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kip F
Sacramento, CA1,263 contributions
Relaxing, enjoyable, small but nice staff and peaceful
Apr 2016 • Couples
The Yokokan Garden was right next door to our Ryokan. It was empty, or practically so when we got there at 4:30, about 2 hours b4 it closed. Perfect time to just wander the small but pretty garden paths, look at the pond and green trees and maples, and then sit inside the floating house, which isn't really floating, it rests on concrete piers. We sat inside to take photos of the different rooms with gorgeous wood work on the ceiling, the bookcases, storage shelves, doors, and then just sat and contemplated the pond. We did spend1.5 hours there and decided on what our garden needed to have and how to do our basement from this building and its interior.
Written May 17, 2016
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KlapauciusJapan
Japan618 contributions
Beautiful Japanese garden
Sep 2015 • Friends
This small but beautiful Japanese garden is a 10-minute walk from Fukui station, and well worth seeking out. Voted the 3rd best Japanese garden in all of Japan, it is easy to see why when inside. Though compact, it is beautifully landscaped, and has an interesting teahouse on the edge of a large pond.
The pond is full of koi, which come to you begging for food! Really funny to see so many fish asking for food. You can buy food for them from the ticket office, for 50 yen per tub.
Around 300 Yen gives you entry to both the garden and nearby Fukui Municipal History Museum - the Yokokan Garden is definitely the main attraction.
Written September 24, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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