Nov/16 - Dec/1, 2019 Light-up of Autumnal Foliage at Genkyu-en Gardens3.8
from 11/16 '19 to 12/1 '19
Genkyu-en Garden is located to the north of Hikone Castle in Shiga Prefecture.
It was the castle lord's garden, made to recreate the famous Eight Views of Omi (in turn modeled on the Chinese "Eight Views of Xiaoxiang").The garden was constructed in the year 1677 by Ii Naoki , the 4th lord of Hikone.
A " Light-up of Autumnal Foliage" is held in the gardens each November, allowing visitors to experience a custom unique to the lord's gardens. Trees in the gardens make themselves up in red and yellow, is reflected in the grassy surface of the water below. That view is truly breathtaking.
" Light-up of Autumnal Foliage"
Venue : Genkyu-en Garden
Dates : November 16 - December 1, 2019
Hours : 18:00〜21:00 (Final entry at 20:30)
Entry Fees : 700 yen/adult 350 yen/elementary and junior high student
* You can't enter with a daytime ticket.
Purposeinstagrammable,world heritage,brag,night view,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Hikone Sta. (about 1.1km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.02 months ago
While visiting Hikone castle during the sakura season of 2016, I took the opportunity to pass by the Genkyū-en Garden. This early in spring it's a bit pale as there are not so many cherry trees in its vicinity. But there are ponds, wooden bridges pine trees and tea houses. And from its uttermost farthest point you can see Hikone Castle and its reflection in the pond of the garden.
Genkyū-en Garden is a Japanese landscape garden with a central pond and a circular walking trail. It is built on the grounds of Hikone Castle in 1677 by Naoaki, the fourth Lord of Hikone, to entertain his guests and family. It is designed after a palace garden from Tang China.
There are four small islands scattered across the pond, connected by bridges. Hikone Castle's main keep stands on the hill behind the garden, serving as "borrowed scenery". A cluster of wooden buildings stand next to the pond. In the past, they served the entertainment of the Lord's guests.
5.07 months ago
I love the peaceful environment of this garden. It is a traditional Japanese garden and as I visited during autumn, the red maple makes it even more beautiful.
5.08 months ago
Absolutely beautiful Japanese garden.
5.010 months ago
Such a beautiful Japanese garden right outside Hikone Castle. I recommend visiting this garden right after you tour the castle.
5.04 months ago
Beautiful garden with a big lake