Sakura Night Viewing Event

April 2(Sat.)-9(Sat.) Enjoy beautiful cherry trees after sunset, creating fantastic scenes different from daytime.   Opening hours...

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Plum(Ume) Blossom Viewing

February 19 (Sat.) - March 6 (Sun.) You can see a variety of Japanese plums during this event.They have white,pink or crimson flowers. ...

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Kokoen will be closed for maintenance work from 17 January 2022 until 31 January 2022. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation....

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Senga Paper Cutting Exhibition

June 13(Sun.) - July 4(Sun.) Local Himeji seasonal scenes masterfully cut and displayed by local Senga Artisans.   Place:The lobby...

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Kokoen will be open from May, 12.

Kokoen will be open from May 12 with the measures of COVID-19. Thank you for your cooperation. ...

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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