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Sorakuen Garden

5-3-1 Nakayamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0004, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-351-5155
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Nice place to visit in Kobe

I have been here with my friend in a summer day of July. The garden was much bigger than I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ngọc Ánh N
Kobe, Japan
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Hidden gem

Situated near a residential area that is about a ten minute walk from Kitano Meister Garden... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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5-3-1 Nakayamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0004, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-351-5155

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here with my friend in a summer day of July. The garden was much bigger than I expected. It was not very crowded that day, so we had a really chilling and relaxing time. The garden has a long history, it has...More

Thank Ngọc Ánh N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated near a residential area that is about a ten minute walk from Kitano Meister Garden, Sorakuen Garden is a hidden gem in Kobe. It's a sprawling area of greenery that is a great place to just relax and take a break from the bustle...More

Thank Jayne0128
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We took a walk around these gardens in February and there was plenty to see. It has a lovely design and some nice hidden nooks and crannies to explore. There's a serene pond/lake with Koi Carp and the old stable and house were nice to...More

1  Thank Thomas N
Reviewed 16 February 2017

While not a green thumb (or anything close to it), I do appreciate plants and flowers, as my mother is beyond a green thumb. While in Kobe, we thought it compulsory to stop by Sorakuen and boy did we make a great decision. Formerly the...More

2  Thank Christian G
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful hidden gem of a garden. Colorful in the fall, but fantastic all year round as well. A must see if in the Kobe area.

1  Thank ter05
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The garden is not really big, an hour to two would be sufficient to complete the tour. The old stable and house were interesting as well. There was a special Chrysanthemum exhibition during my visit, totally awed by it. Overall, I enjoyed the tranquility and...More

Thank Su2122013
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Even when the azelias are not in bloom this large garden is absolutely gorgeous. Nothing in the city comes close to the beauty you'll find here. Not to be missed. In late August you can also visit at night.

Thank Jail_the_Rich
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

This was the highlight of my trip to Kobe. The gardens were superb, offering a myriad of vistas. I was not only struck by their beauty and calm, but the amazing organization of the planting. The care and craft taken to create and maintain such...More

Thank Jo T
Reviewed 18 May 2016

For a small entry fee we enjoyed relaxing in this stunning traditional garden area. Popular with wedding couples having their photos taken... and we even happened to be there on a day when a TV drama was being filmed! Bonus! Celebrity spotting! Stunning flowers, trimmed...More

Thank TravelBug241
Reviewed 4 April 2016

After living in Kobe for about 17 years, I finally made it to this garden!? I just never took the time to get there. I went there looking for cherry blossoms when they were in full bloom and thought it was funny when I found...More

1  Thank kobekeith
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21 June 2016|
Response from Jayne0128 | Reviewed this property |
Using the City Loop Bus, I got off Kitano Meister Garden stop and walked to Sorakuen. It was a 10 minute walk through residential area.