Moon viewing festival in September 29th

In the day of harvest moon, each garden in Koko-en is illuminated at night. We will hold the tea ceremony in Souju-an tea house.   ...

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Sencha Tea Ceremony

September 24th (Sun.) 10:00~16:00 Japanese Green Tea leaf is prepared by infusing the processed whole tea leaves in hot water. Sencha...

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On August 15(Tue.),the typhoon No.7 is approaching.

On August 15(Tue.),the typhoon No.7 is approaching. So,Koko-en and Himeji Castle will be closed all day. We apologize for any inconve...

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Koko-en Seasonal Photo Exhibit

July 8(Sat.)-August 6(Sun.) You can see photos of Koko-en chosen from applied Koko-en Visitors showing the Four Seasons.   Place:T...

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Senga Paper Cutting Exhibition

June 11(Sun.) - July 2(Sun.) Local Himeji seasonal scenes masterfully cut and displayed by local Senga Artisans.   Place:The lobby...

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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