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Koko-en Garden (Garden of Himeji Castle's Western Residence), is a traditional Japanese walking garden that opened in 1993 with a backdrop of World Heritage Site, Himeji Castle.
The garden is built on land that excavations confirmed had once been the location of Himeji Castle's Western Residence, samurai residences, and old streets, and includes nine gardens for visitors to enjoy, each offering a different charm.
The garden's Edo period (1603-1868) atmosphere has been used as a filming location for historical dramas and episodes of Japan's annual historical TV epics.
Matcha tea service is available in the sukiya style tea house, Soju-an (500 yen per seat).In In the restaurant, Kassui-ken, you can also look out on a view of the garden as you eat.

Basic Information

  • Toilet Available

    Toilet Available

  • Restaurant On-site

    Restaurant On-site

  • Parking Available

    Parking Available

  • Shop Available

    Shop Available

  • Coin locker available

    Coin locker available

  • WiFi available

    WiFi available

  • Accepts credit cards

    Accepts credit cards

Train: 15 minute walk from Himeji Station (JR/Sanyo Electric Railway)
Bus: Take Shinki Bus from the North Exit of Himeji Station, get off at "Himeji Castle Otemon-mae" bus stop and walk 5 minutes.
Business Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Entrance open until 4:30 p.m.)
*Hours may be extended depending on the season.
Adults (18 years and older) 310 yen / Children (elementary, junior high and high school students) 150 yen
December 29th - 30th
Barrier-Free Information
No steps at entrance / Wheelchair accessible toilet / Wheelchair rental service
68 Honmachi, Himeji, Hyogo 670-0012
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