Kokoen Garden, Traditional Japanese Garden in Himeji City, Hyogo
Kokoen Garden, Traditional Japanese Garden in Himeji City
This strolling-landscape-type Japanese garden was built in 1992 to commemorate Himeji City's 100th anniversary and features ponds and springs against the backdrop of the World Cultural Heritage Himeji Castle.
Composed of 9 various sized Japanese traditional gardens and built on the former site of a Himeji Lord's Residence and his men's samurai houses the garden covers an area of 3.5 hectares.
Enjoy the seasonal changes highlighted by the garden and for an additional fee, enjoy the Japanese green tea served in Sojyu-an (Tea Room) which was designed by a tea master from the Ura school.
The gardens are wheelchair accessible and rental wheelchairs are available thre is also a Japanese Restaurant 'Kassuiken'.
For more information, please contact the Himeji Tourist Information Center (079-287-3658).
Kokoen Garden Information
68 Hommachi, Himeji, Hyogo-ken
9:00-17:00 (must enter by 16:30)
9:00-18:00 from April 27 - August 31
Closed on December 29 & 30