After visiting Himeji Castle, if you have time, of course you should go to Kokoen. Of course, remember to buy a coupon when you buy tickets in Himeji Castle. This will save you money. This is a very exquisite garden. There are 9 small gardens in total, so I was a little lost after going around. But no matter where it is, the scenery is very beautiful, and it is truly one-step-by-step, and the charming picture scroll is very carefully designed.
Haogu Garden is composed of nine independent and carefully restored samurai residences and their courtyards. The Edo-style courtyard has waterfalls, carp ponds, pavilions, rockeries, and shrubs. The scenery is the best in spring and autumn. Many Japanese historical dramas were filmed at this time, and there was also a quiet tea room. It was the autumn leaf season, where women in costumes gathered for tea.
The full name Himeji Castle Nishi Oya Shiki Garden is a Japanese-style garden left by the former lord Nishi Oya Shiki. Its charming colors make the Zen garden add lively dynamics and strong ancient meaning.
Today I went to Sanyo Himeji Castle and visited the Himeji Castle Tenshukaku, one of the three most famous cities in Japan, and the Japanese-style forest garden Haogu Garden next to it, so beautiful! This is the waterscape inside. There are a lot of Japanese koi fish worth more than 100,000. Beautiful...
Today I went to Sanyo Himeji Castle and visited the Himeji Castle Tenshukaku, one of the three most famous cities in Japan, and the Japanese-style forest garden Haogu Garden next to it, so beautiful! This is the waterscape inside. There are a lot of Japanese koi fish worth more than one hundred thousand. It’s beautiful... You can buy a ticket for a day trip from Kobe for 1,400 yen on the Hanshin Railway. It is next to the ticket at Hanshin Sannomiya Station. A place that specializes in selling free passes. If you are not sure, you can go to the information desk. The staff will introduce it. It is cheaper than JR (1960 yen round trip). It is only a 15-minute walk from Himeji, or it can be on the 9th. , Take the No. 10 bus and get off at the second stop. There is a separate ticket (500 yuan) and a joint ticket (650 yuan) for Himeji Castle➕ Haogu Garden.
It's amazing, and the scale is quite large, divided into several parks. Very typical Japanese courtyard. There is a restaurant with a good view in the courtyard, the Living Water Pavilion, which is not too high-end, but outside the floor-to-ceiling windows is the garden landscape, which is particularly beautiful. The set meals are not expensive, the dishes are served quickly, and the taste is very good. It was mid-October when I went. Late November should be the best season for viewing autumn leaves. I went to Himeji Castle and Hokoen. You can buy a package. I personally like Hokoen. Himeji Castle is a bit rigid, and Haogu Garden is a bit soft and beautiful. It's always a different landscape. When I went there, there were performances in the park. Although I couldn't understand it, it had a special flavor.