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Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens

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The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens reflect the life and extensive wanderings of Patrick Lafcadio Hearn, who grew up in Ireland, and whose life journey embraced several parts of the world. The gardens pay homage to the fame he attained in Japan...more
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Pond Road, Tramore, Ireland
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+353 87 096 0013
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All reviews his life hidden gem peaceful place fairy doors beautiful garden community project would highly recommend a visit special place haven of tranquility nice addition will visit again spring or summer an oasis pouring rain small coffee shop real sense the hustle and bustle
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited twice in the past, once in the Spring and once in the winter to see the Enchanted Lights exhibit. While the Enchanted Lights are lovely, we went after work so it was very dark, meaning you couldn't fully appreciate all the work that's...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Shh_You
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with three young children. They all really enjoyed it. Especially meeting the fairy at the bottom of the garden. If you have a buggy or are in a wheelchair it is difficult to get around the bottom of the garden. Large stones...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GrainneHelen
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Grainne for your lovely review, and taking the time to do it, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went at night for a light show, it was just walking around a trail lit by fairy lights with some extra lights scattered around the gardens. €5 entry but you couldn’t see any plants because of it being dark. Not really worth it in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 401elliem
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

This Japanese Garden is dedicated to a curious late Victorian Guy who spent some time growing up in Ireland but spent most of his life in the US and Japan. He is still well known in Japan and revered there as an early interpreter of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CalmTraveller75
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you for your very detailed review, we very much appreciate it and your kind words, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and we hope you can come to see us again.

Reviewed 11 November 2018

A very tranquil place to spend an hour or so. A calm and very lovely corner of Tramore. It is laid out really well and tells the story of Lafcadio Hearn in an easy to digest way.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SarahP850
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our garden. We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit and the story of the garden

Reviewed 7 November 2018

The work that has gone into these gardens is fabolous . The view of Tramore beach is great . We were there on a beautiful hot sunny day with the sound of water flowing in the gardens was fab .

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ewerbill
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and yes we are so lucky to have such beautiful views of Tramore Bay.

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed walk around the beautiful garden even our Teenagers join us in pouring rain walk was magical and so relaxing. Will definitely go again later in year to see gardens during another season. Thank you for your hard work and umbrella 😁

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens ingeniously combine Irish, Greek, American and Japanese gardens to reflect the different stages of his life. The design is very imaginative and creative, and gives a good sense of how different cultures are reflected in their gardens. The attractions are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John N
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of the gardens, yes we do agree adults and children really enjoy the gardens, there is so much for everyone to do. The Azumaya should be open next month and we look forward...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Had family over from Wales and just wandered down from home to show them what we have on our doorstep. They thought the layout and gardens were just stunning. This was my 3rd visit and it's developed into something beautiful and more is still being...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Wendy T
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you Wendy for leaving such a lovely review and for taking the time to do it, we are delighted your family enjoyed their visit and we do agree it is a very tranquil place and a beautiful space to reflect and take time out...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This is a gorgeous little hidden treasure in Tramore. So peaceful, calming and restorative and I loved the history too. Can’t wait to back at Christmas to see it with all the festive lights.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Trish H
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you Trish for leaving a review it is very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you at Christmas!!

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Walk down town and it is up behind Majestic Hotel.
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