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Sorakuen Garden (神戸市立相楽園)


Botanical Garden

A Japanese garden in the style of a path around a central pond which includes a waterfall, stepping stones, stone bridge, and pond on spacious 20 thousand square meter grounds. The garden is famous for its azaleas in spring and fall foliage in autumn. Originally the garden in the principle home of Kodera Taijiro, a retainer of Sanda Domain, the garden was started in 1885 and completed in the late Meiji period. Visitors can enjoy scenery blending Western and Japanese sights, including a great camphor tree said to be 500 years old; the Old Hassam Residence, an Important Cultural Property moved here from the Ijinkan-gai area; the only remaining original river pleasure boat in Japan, and a team room.


Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Nakayamatedori 5-3-1 (Kobe / Arima / AkashiArea)

phone 0783515155

9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)

Review of Sorakuen Garden

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Reviewed:2019/10/13 Beautiful
Beautiful park, perfectly cultivated, clean, with lots of undescribable beautiful fish and turtles swimming in the park lake. Park also contains a couple of interesting buildings. Definitely must see...
Reviewed:2019/02/25 In the city of Kobe
You can enjoy beautiful and quiet garden including Japanese garden arranged in the garden in the center of Kobe city. (Entrance fee is 300 Japanese yen/person.)

You can visit here when you visit...
Reviewed:2018/06/12 Beautiful garden
A little bit hidden in an unpleasend neighbourhood Sorakuen Garden can be found. Its very nice to sit at the side of the lake and feel the totally calm atmosphere yet see the large city buildings in...

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Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Nakayamatedori 5-3-1 [map]
Kobe / Arima / AkashiArea
9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
Thursday (The next day for Public holidays), 12/29-1-3
* Azalea Yuyama Period (Late Apr.-Early May), Kikuhana Exhibition Period (10/20-11/23) is open everyday
[Admission fee] Adults (15 years old and over) 300yen, Children150yen
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Wheelchair accessible

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Hyogo Areas


          Hyogo prefecture stretches from the north coast to the south coast on the western end of the popular Kansai region, encompassing verdant mountains, urban beaches, and fantastic historical sights. The prefecture’s main attractions lie along the south coast at Kobe, the prefectural capital, a pretty harbor city best known for its production of the renowned Kobe beef, and Himeji, the home of Himeji Castle, one of the country’s most beautifully preserved feudal castles, perched magically atop a hill.