Koko-en Garden @ Himeji in Spring, 2016

Date: 8 April 2016

After the visit to the majestic Himeji Castle, I walked out to Koko-en Garden (好古園) which is just right beside the castle grounds.

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The garden opened in 1992 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Himeji. It was constructed on the west residence of the feudal lord (Nishi-Oyashiki) and consists of 9 different gardens.

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The garden is designed in the Edo-period garden styles and features ponds, bridges, bamboos, pine trees and tea houses.

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I will let the pictures do the talking.

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Garden of the Lord Residence

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That’s a lot of human labor

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The admission fee is 300 yen, but combined with Himeji Castle is 1040 yen (the castle’s admission fee is 1000 yen).

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Author: Jennifer

Hi! I am Jennifer. I enjoy planning my own travels and love traveling in Japan - for the history, nature, temples, and the food! Read more for travel guides of places I have visited.

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