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Beautiful Japanese Garden is fun to walk

In the site of Hikone Castle, there's a traditional Japanese garden. Walking in the garden brings... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fujieda, Japan
Nice even in winter

Some of the nice green colors may be missing but the garden looked great. It was included in the... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
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3 Konkicho, Hikone 522-0061, Shiga Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This garden is quite pleasant, with a big pond and several bridges. The Hikone Castle can be sighted from several places around the pond. However I would only recommend this place for autumn foliage viewing if Hikone is the only town one is visiting in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HotEarth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the site of Hikone Castle, there's a traditional Japanese garden. Walking in the garden brings you a lot of beautiful view with the background of Hikone Castle Tenshu Tower.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tokugawa_Ieyasu
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Last fall I raved about this garden so I was looking forward to seeing it again in spring. I only shot a couple of photos to show the lovely interplay of greens. The garden is beautifully designed and worth visiting if you are going to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Some of the nice green colors may be missing but the garden looked great. It was included in the 800-yen I paid to get into the Hikone Castle grounds. Good deal. I would suggest one visit this site first, then the castle and then the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank DYA717
Reviewed 5 February 2018

If you are in Hikone and visiting the castle, you'll want to see this garden as well. Magnificent Japanese garden even though as it was snowing when we came we didn't see much of what was underneath the snow, but this landscape with the snow...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Stef1742
Reviewed 26 December 2017

I went here early winter so the scenery was pretty stark. Nevertheless, there was a certain tranquility/zen like atmosphere of the landscaped garden.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank gibot143
Reviewed 19 December 2017

I was very lucky to see this garden on a sunny day when the fall colors were at their peak. Because it was a weekday, it was not crowded. For its size, it's one of the most beautiful gardens I've visited. I took lots of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is a traditional Japanese garden, with a respectable age of 340 years. The simple fact that this garden is still as it was designed earns our respect and invites us to contemplate on our home land. Two houses at the entrance of the garden...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank sinjoorAntwerp
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This Japanese garden has some unique features worth visiting. However I would not go out of your way to visit specifically. If you're visiting the castle add the garden on and have a nice stroll. Look for signs that say Genkyuen. It's not hard.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank r m
Reviewed 3 January 2016

As many japanese gardens, it is a nice garden with ponds, bridges and tea houses. It is worth a visit if you are in Hikone. Near the área you can also visit "castle road" which will give you a small view of and ancient castle...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Raul C
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