Himeji Castle Nishi-Oyashiki-Ato Garden KOKO-EN

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A Japanese Garden Looking Towards the UNESCO World Heritage HIMEJI CASTLE

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2019.04.19

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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2019.04.13

Grand Spring Tea Ceremony

April 21(Sun.) 10:00~16:00 Open to everyone to enjoy traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony at elegant Tea Ceremony Garden. Tea will be...

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2019.04.07

The Pressed Pictures and Japanese Dolls Exhibit

April 10(Wed.)-17(Wed.)  You can enjoy looking at the pictures pressed by Japanese traditional art and Japanese dolls.   Place:The...

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2019.03.13

The annual events schedule

We have released the schedule of the annual events from 2019 to 2020. Refer to the linked URLs for details. (http://www.himeji-machis...

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2018.10.26

We have put up the signs of bamboo to scan the QR code.

You can see a variety of bamboos in "the garden of bamboo". Please enjoy taking a walk scanning the QR code with your cell phone to unde...

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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