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4.2 (1336)

9-3 Konkichō, Hikone, Shiga 522-0061, Japan

Landscaped 17th-century garden with a trail linking islands & pavilions around a tree-lined pond.

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Mondays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesdays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursdays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturdays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Sundays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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Putri Tamara (プトリタマラ) 4 months ago

The view overlooking the proud castle tower is spectacular. Such a beautiful scenery. I visited 2023 November and I could easily imagine that all four seasons would be appealing. The size of the pond is exquisite. The stamp also beatiful, love it 🤩

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Jason Chuei a year ago

Delightful gardens adjacent to Hikone castle. Delicately maintained and immaculately landscaped. Quaint bridges throughout, with a substantial pond at the centre of the garden. Lovely to spend some time wandering the grounds.

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Josh Diddams a year ago

Beautiful views of the castle from this garden in the valley. We visited on a windy day and found the garden to be significantly warmer than the castle due to adjacent hills blocking the wind. A large lake in the middle has a number of carp but no colorful koi. A nice walk and work visiting if you’re already at the castle.

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pema lhaden 2 years ago

It was a lovely day. Warm clothes are recommended on chilly days. Otherwise the warmth of sun and walk around the garden can maintain your body temperature🤪. Walking around the garden gives you a good feeling to which colorful maple tree🍁 adds more beauty to it.

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Jia-Shing Wang 7 years ago

We went to the castle and stopped at the garden only because the ticket price also covered the garden entrance. It turned out to be exceeding our expectations. It's peaceful and pretty. There is a tea ceremony experience room for ¥500 each that's worth trying.