Himeji Castle Nishi-Oyashiki-Ato Garden KOKO-EN



A Japanese Garden Looking Towards the UNESCO World Heritage HIMEJI CASTLE



The number of visitors in Koko-en reached 6 million.

Koko-en Garden has opened since April 29th,1992.The number of visitors in Koko-en reached 6 million on Thursday,May 16th,2019. The 6 mil...

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Satsuki/Azalea Bonsai Exhibition

May 24(Fri.) - 29(Wed.) About 20 satsuki/azalea bonsai are exhibited at “Cho-on-sai guest house” in “The garden of the Lord's residen...

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Seedling pots grown in the garden for sale

The seedling pots grown in the garden are for sale from May 13. 1 pot : 200 yen ~  We plan to sell the pots until the end of May. ...

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We are open until 6 PM in summer

April 27(Sat.)-August 31(Sat.) Opening hours:9 AM-6 PM(Last entry -5:30 PM) ...

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Phyllostachys bambusoides Sieb. et Zucc. cv. Castillonis

On April 18th(Thu.),in the garden of bamboo in Koko-en,we could find their flowers blooming in a 120-year cycle. We found them for the f...

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KOKO-EN is a popular beautiful sightseeing spot in Himeji City.

KOKO-EN is a popular beautiful sightseeing spot in Himeji City. Beautiful Views of HIMEJI CASTLE from KOKO-EN gardens.
It is 3.5 hectares (8.5 acres) in size, located just south-west of HIMEJI CASTLE.
KOKO-EN, consists of 9 separate strolling-style gardens of different sizes and landscaping themes in style of the Edo Period (1603 and 1868). The largest of the gardens is called “The Garden of the Lord's Residence”; another garden is “Tea Ceremony Garden” with the Sukiya-style Tea House,“Souju-an”. KOKO-EN, with it’s authentic Edo Period buildings and landscaping, is used as a backdrop for period TV Dramas and movies.
You can enjoy a lunch of delicious seasonal Japanese dishes with a scenic view of the garden at the Japanese “Kassui-ken” restaurant.

  • Overview of Koko-en
  • Garden of the Lord's residence
  • Tea ceremony garden
  • Kassui-ken