Use the

Planning a Trip to Japan?

Share your travel photos with us by hashtagging your images with #visitjapanjp

Kokoen Garden 姫路城西御屋敷跡庭園 好古園

Himeji Castle Nishioyashiki-ato Garden Koko-en Himeji Castle Nishioyashiki-ato Garden Koko-en
Himeji Castle Nishioyashiki-ato Garden Koko-en Himeji Castle Nishioyashiki-ato Garden Koko-en

Nine different walled gardens in one next to Himeji Castle

Kokoen is a Japanese garden located next to Himeji Castle . It is made up of nine separate walled gardens designed in various styles reflective of Edo-period architecture. The gardens were opened in 1992 to commemorate the centenary of Himeji City .

How to Get There

You can reach the garden on foot from Himeji Castle or Himeji Station.

Kokoen is next to Himeji Castle, just a short walk from the castle's main gate. The garden is a 20-minute walk or five-minute bus ride from Himeji Station.

Different gardens in Kokoen

Kokoen is built on the former site of the west residence of Himeji Castle's daimyo lord. There are nine different gardens within Kokoen, including the Garden with a Hill and Pond, Tea Ceremony Garden, Garden of Pine Trees, Garden of Bamboo, and Garden of Flowers. The gardens are designed to reflect the best of Japan's four seasons.

The architecture of Kokoen

Kokoen has the magnificent Himeji Castle as its backdrop. The gardens are built in the style of the Edo period (1603-1867) matching the architecture of Himeji Castle , and are complete with a Tsuji-bei wall—a mud wall with a tiled roof—and Yashikimon and Nagayamon gates.

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

Recommended for You

Himeji Castle
Himeji Castle
Himeji Castle Nishioyashiki-ato Garden Koko-en
Kokoen Garden

Near Kokoen Garden

Himeji Castle Nishioyashiki-ato Garden Koko-en Attraction
1. Kokoen Garden
Himeji Yukata Festival Festivals & Events
2. Himeji Yukata Festival
Himeji castle cherry blossom Festivals & Events
3. Himeji Castle Cherry Blossoms
Himeji Castle History
4. Himeji Castle
Nada no Kenka Matsuri Festivals & Events
5. Nada Fighting Festival (Nada Kenka Matsuri)
Mount Shosha Nature
6. Shoshazan Engyoji Temple

Please Choose Your Language

Browse the JNTO site in one of multiple languages