[Canceled]Ikebana Exhibition

For prevention of COVID-19 spread, Ikebana Exhibition Event on May 20-25 has been canceled. ...

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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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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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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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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