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Koko-en Garden

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Japanese garden 'Koko-en' was constructed in1992 at the exact site of Nishi-Oyashiki(Lord's West Residence) with Himeji Castle, one of the world cultural heritages, as a background. The area of this garden is about 3.5 ha and it is composed of 9...more
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68 Honmachi, Himeji 670-0012, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 79-289-4120
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 25, 2010

Be sure to visit this garden when you are in Himeji to see the castle. It is located across the moat from the castle and is an easy walk. The garden is a fairly recent construction, but you wouldn't know that if they didn't point...More

5  Thank davegidd
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

We thought we were there, but no, it was way outside the castle walls

2  Thank HelencTorontO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Koko-en is a relatively recently constructed Japanese style garden, which was opened in 1992 on the former site of the feudal lord's west residence(Nishi-Oyashiki). It consists of 9 separate, walled gardens designed in various styles of the Edo Period. There are the garden of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical japanese garden with calm atmosphere. Loved it so much, and its very cheap if you buy the combined ticket with the himeji castle (40 yen)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5 minutes walk from main gate himeji castle, a must visit garden if you go to himeji (you can buy combined ticket with himeji castle) but make sure you have a lot of time to enjoy this garden... You dont want to in hurry when...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the castle visit, we visited the garden. Full of flora and fauna in this small garden. There is a restaurant within grounds that offer a good view.

Thank Soh S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

See this with a combined ticket with the himeji castle. Enjoyed the gardens more than the castle.. bit both are impressive.. I just love kois

Thank Dexter C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful and peaceful gardens. Is a must see. Wanted to see this gardens since I was a kid. Just wonderful. Sit down and enjoy the views of the castle, the trees, the water. Amazing!

Thank Juan_and_Andrea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are breathtaking. In the fall the leaves are on fire. Try getting there slightly before 1:15 and watch for a man with a bucket. Follow him, he is feeding the massive koi. What a treat.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is actually a collection of 9 gardens. We didn't explore every one, just those that interest us. We visited this garden after visiting Himeji castle. It's a short walk on the right after exiting the main Otemon gate of Himeji castle. If coming from...More

Thank PaulSiow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

sat next to the stunning Himeji Castle, these gardens are a peaceful haven , various areas are styled to show the variety of gardens in Japan.

Thank Malcolm A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is not one garden but many individual gardens. Each garden is walled so they are clearly defined. Purchase a combine castle garden ticket.

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Bea F
November 18, 2017|
Response from Mon55 | Reviewed this property |
It is open only during daylight hours according to its website. That was certainly the case when we visited it.