Kōkōen – The Most Beautiful Garden of Himeji Castle


While the famous Kōrakuen Garden in Okayama was chosen to be one of the three greatest gardens in Japan, we really think the Kōkōen Garden (好古園) deserves a lot more publicity overall. Kōrakuen Garden has lots of lawn areas compared to Kōkōen, which we think is kind of boring… Kōkōen Garden in Himeji on the other hand consists of nine small unique gardens that were constructed in line with Edo gardening principles.

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