INFORMATION

2020.02.29

Tea ceremony house will close from Mar. 1 - 14

Tea ceremony house "Souju-an" will close from Mar. 1 (Sun.) through Mar. 14 (Sat.) due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We'...

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2020.02.18

Plum Blossom Viewing

February 18(Wed.)-March 8(Sun.) You can see a variety of Japanese plums during this event.They have white,pink or crimson flowers. Pl...

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2019.09.02

After moon-viewing festival Performance on Sep. 14-15

Sep. 14(Sat.)-15(Sun.)  Several artists are going to perform on the special stage in the garden.   Place:The garden with a hill an...

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2019.08.29

Moon viewing festival in Sep. 13

Koko-en garden moon viewing festival will be held on September 13 (Friday).  ※ In case of rain, September 14 (Saturday) Lighting up e...

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2019.05.16

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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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