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Genkyu-en Garden (Genkyu Rakurakuen)

Genkyu-en Garden is a Daimyo ("feudal lord") garden located to the north east of Hikone-jo Castle, created to resemble the Eight Views of Omi that in turn originate from the Eight Views of Lake Biwa and the Eight Views of Xiaoxiang, China. A representative example of the Japanese Daimyo garden style, it is a designated Japan Heritage site. September every year sees the holding of the "Meet to Hear the Sound of Insects in Genkyu-en," and November the "Fall Genkyu-en Illuminations," both allowing you to enjoy a rich garden experience.

Address 3 Konki-cho, Hikone City, Shiga
Opening Hours 8:30 - 17:00
Open every day
Inquiries +81-749-22-2742
Access JR Biwako Line Hikone Station 15 min. on foot
Website http://www.hikoneshi.com/en/sightseeing/articles/genkyuen

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