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Koko-en, Himeji

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Escape to a sanctuary of natural beauty at Koko-en, a collection of Japanese gardens scattered across the grounds of Himeji Castle. Constructed in 1992, these nine gardens reflect different styles of the Edo Period and welcome visitors looking for a peaceful space to unwind. Spread across 3.5 hectares (8.6 acres), the park contains elegant bridges, flower and bamboo gardens, pristine waterfalls, and a ceremonial teahouse where you can enjoy a cup of traditionally brewed matcha or green tea. The gardens are accessed via a short walk from the castle's main entrance. Make Koko-en a part of your Himeji vacation plans using our Himeji day trip planner.
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  • Japanese gardens have such a relaxing power on people’s bodies and minds: whenever you visit one of them, you will feel at ease, regenerated and full of love for life and the world. 
    Japanese gardens have such a relaxing power on people’s bodies and minds: whenever you visit one of them, you will feel at ease, regenerated and full of love for life and the world.  more »
  • Make sure to get the combination ticket for both Koko-en and the castle, it is well worth the extra 50 yen and both attractions are highly worth visiting. I came to the gardens after the castle and... 
    Make sure to get the combination ticket for both Koko-en and the castle, it is well worth the extra 50 yen and both attractions are highly worth visiting. I came to the gardens after the castle and...  more »
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  • Beautiful Japanese style garden. It’s a peaceful small walk which takes around 30 min. You can sit, enjoy by the pond. There is a small restaurant inside the garden. It’s best to have a small meal and feel the beauty of the park.
  • I don't have much time to explore but this is one of the most beautiful garden and it actually not that small too and well-managed. You can spare 1 hour easily just to stroll around or sit around. There are also tea house you can enter with 2500 yen for a set

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