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Don't go out of your way...

I read about the castle gardens so made a point of visiting them. I don't know why they call them... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Tuggeranong, Australia
Sunken Gem

This is a very pretty area where you can chill and relax after walking all day up, through and... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Rowena P
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Jun 24, 2018
“Don't go out of your way...”
Dec 2, 2017
“Sunken Gem”
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Ekimaecho, Himeji 670-0927, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

I read about the castle gardens so made a point of visiting them. I don't know why they call them the castle gardens because they're nowhere near the castle (23 minutes walk away). It has its own gardens. whilst they're not unattractive, I wouldn't make...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

This is a very pretty area where you can chill and relax after walking all day up, through and around the castle and ample gardens. This is close to the station so we did this on our way back, just after lunch with a small...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Rowena P
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Don't miss Sunken Garden, Castle Garden. These is in front of Himeji station. My daughter liked to run around.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Bigermomy
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This is a lovely part of Himeji station, and while it is obvious most people come here to see the castle, it's worth to go through the garden for a minute or two, just to appreciate its lovely architecture.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank TheShis
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Certainly not a traditional garden, but a very creative use of an interesting space. There are a couple of levels which draw your attention. The use of all the materials and flow of water make this an intriguing place to stop and enjoy for a...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Randall K
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Located just to your right as you exit the station this garden is very modern and not at all like a traditional Japanese garden. That said it is of visual interest and includes a nice water feature.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank seafare74
Reviewed 6 March 2016

I didn't go out of my way to visit the Sunken Garden, but as it was right next to the train station it was hard to miss. As long as you're not expecting a 'normal' garden - there's the pretty Kokoen Garden next to Himeji...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank m97lrs
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Leaving the station towards the Himeji Castle, one cannot miss the Sunken Garden on one's right. The impression is not much as the amount of concrete overshadows the greenery. It may be that in February it is not th best season to stop and leisure...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Aurel P
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We didn't actually walk around the garden, but sat at Starbucks above it and it looks a lovely area, bright cheery and airy

Date of experience: September 2015
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