Sakura Night Viewing Event

March 29th (Sun.)-9th (Sun.) 2024 Enjoy beautiful cherry trees after sunset, creating fantastic scenes different from daytime.   O...

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Flower Arrangement Exhibit

March 19th (Sun.)-24th (Sun.)2024 From traditional ikebana to modern ikebana,the masterpieces of the Himeji Tea Flower Arrangement Assoc...

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"World Heritage Himeji Castle Marathon 2024 is held on Feb.11th (Sun)". Due to the traffic restrictions around the Castle and Kokoen, a ...

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Koko-en Photo Contest Winners Exhibit

January 27th(Sun.)-February 12th(Mon.)2024 Awarded photos of Kokoen displayed depicting The Four Seasons. ...

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Koko-en will  recess closed on December 29th and 30th . We will resume our business on December 31st .   ...

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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