Hikone Castle itself is very beautiful with surrounding forests, stone walls, and moats filled with water. Within the castle compound, there is a famous Japanese garden called Genkyu-en, which has existed since around 1678. Genkyu-en Garden was a daimyo-garden constructed for the enjoynment of daimyo or local lord during the Edo Period.
Genkyu-en Garden is one of the best Japanese garden in Japan. It is also one of the best place to take photos of Hikone Castle. You can enjoy tea celemony held in a traditional hamlet in the garden.
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