Kōko-en (好古園) is a Japanese garden located next to Himeji Castle in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.[1]

Kōko-en in Himeji
Koi carp in the pond
Sakura cherry blossoms with a castle keep in the background


It was constructed in 1992 at the site of the lord's west residence, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Himeji municipality. In 2017, Koko-en signed a sister garden agreement [2] with Ro Ho En, the Japanese Friendship Garden, in its sister city, Phoenix, Arizona.


The garden is about 3.5 hectares and has nine different gardens.[3]


  1. ^ "Japanese Gardens". Official Tourism Guide for Japan Travel. Archived from the original on 2009-02-24. Retrieved 2015-06-15.
  2. ^ "Newspaper article, translation, sister garden". Ro Ho En Board of Directors. Retrieved 2017-06-22.
  3. ^ "Kokoen Garden, Traditional Japanese Garden in Himeji City". EOK. Retrieved 2010-07-04.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kōko-en at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 34°50′17″N 134°41′23″E / 34.83806°N 134.68972°E / 34.83806; 134.68972