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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
DYA717
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Honolulu
Excellent garden with tea house

If you are in Hikone and visiting the castle, you'll want to see this garden as well. Magnificent... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Stef1742
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 1 May 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

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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

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

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Reviewed 27 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.

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Reviewed 20 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

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

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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.

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Reviewed 4 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

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