Koko-en Garden, Traditional Japanese Garden in the west side of Himeji Castle.

Koko-en garden is located in the famed Himeji Castle. It is a strolling-style garden consists of 9 various Japanese traditional gardens of the Edo Period.

Visitors can enjoy the seasonal changes such as cherry blossom in spring, red autumn leaves, and white snow in winter with a pond against the scenery of the castle. There are also a tea garden where visitors can enjoy green tea, a pine tree garden, a bamboo garden and a flower garden.

Strolling along the paths in the garden allow visitors understand tranquility of an authentic Japanese gardens. The buildings in the garden was built in the old samurai residence to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Himeji municipality in 1992.

Koko-en garden is particularly beautiful with autumn color.

Himeji koko-en garden
Himeji koko-en garden

Koko-en is one of the most outstanding gardens in Kansai. If you visit Himeji Castle, you must make time for the garden. During the season, a lit-up event is held that you can enjoy the different look of autumn color.

Address : 68 Honmachi, Himeji, Hyogo 670-0012

Access : 15-minute walk from JR Himeji station on JR Sanyo line.

Koko-en Garden is located on the grounds of Himeji Castle at the southwest.

Hours : 9:00 to 18:00 (April to August) 9:00 to 17:00 (September to March)

Admission : 310 yen

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