Koko-en Seasonal Photo Exhibit

July 13th (Sat.)-August 15th (Thu.)2024 You can enjoy a variety of photo graphic works selected in Koko-en Photo Contest that capture th...

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Restaurant Kassui-ken will be closed on July 18

We are so sorry, but Restaurant Kassui-ken wil be closed on July 18. ...

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Notice of Restroom Renovation

Due to the renovation, the restroom next to the entrance will be unavailable from June 27 to September 30. Thank you for your understand...

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Senga / Paper Cutting Art Exhibit

June 22th (Sat.)-July 7th (Sun.) 2024 The scenery and flowers in Koko-en are depicted through traditional Japanese cut-paper art, which ...

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We'll extend the opening hours during the following periods. We're looking forward to seeing you.   〈Period〉 June 1st (Sat) ~ Aug ...

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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