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Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens

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The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens reflect the life and extensive wanderings of Patrick Lafcadio Hearn, who grew up in Ireland, and whose life journey embraced several parts of the world. The gardens pay homage to the fame he attained in Japan...more
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Pond Road, Tramore, Ireland
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All reviews his life hidden gem peaceful place beautiful garden community project would highly recommend a visit special place haven of tranquility spring or summer an oasis pouring rain real sense explaining how attention to detail couple of years worth a visit tramore beach
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed visiting unexpected Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens in Tramore. I appreciated knowing the story of this man and the reason of the gardens being here. Also I appreciated finding them 'at work', in transformation, as an organic being always is. Guide and receptionist...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marco M
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and taking time to leave it, we are so glad you enjoyed the story of the gardens.

Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

Went at night time to see the Christmas lights. The lights are fantastic. It’s so hard to believe you’re actually in a town as you wander around. The lights are very well done and there’s even a fairy at the end for the children to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ClaireTagi
Reviewed 7 January 2019

I've visited twice in the past, once in the Spring and once in the winter to see the Enchanted Lights exhibit. While the Enchanted Lights are lovely, we went after work so it was very dark, meaning you couldn't fully appreciate all the work that's...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Shh_You
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

I went there with three young children. They all really enjoyed it. Especially meeting the fairy at the bottom of the garden. If you have a buggy or are in a wheelchair it is difficult to get around the bottom of the garden. Large stones...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GrainneHelen
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2019

Thank you Grainne for your lovely review, and taking the time to do it, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

We went at night for a light show, it was just walking around a trail lit by fairy lights with some extra lights scattered around the gardens. €5 entry but you couldn’t see any plants because of it being dark. Not really worth it in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

This Japanese Garden is dedicated to a curious late Victorian Guy who spent some time growing up in Ireland but spent most of his life in the US and Japan. He is still well known in Japan and revered there as an early interpreter of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CalmTraveller75
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you for your very detailed review, we very much appreciate it and your kind words, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and we hope you can come to see us again.

Reviewed 12 November 2018

A very tranquil place to spend an hour or so. A calm and very lovely corner of Tramore. It is laid out really well and tells the story of Lafcadio Hearn in an easy to digest way.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SarahP850
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our garden. We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit and the story of the garden

Reviewed 8 November 2018

The work that has gone into these gardens is fabolous . The view of Tramore beach is great . We were there on a beautiful hot sunny day with the sound of water flowing in the gardens was fab .

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ewerbill
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and yes we are so lucky to have such beautiful views of Tramore Bay.

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed walk around the beautiful garden even our Teenagers join us in pouring rain walk was magical and so relaxing. Will definitely go again later in year to see gardens during another season. Thank you for your hard work and umbrella 😁

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens ingeniously combine Irish, Greek, American and Japanese gardens to reflect the different stages of his life. The design is very imaginative and creative, and gives a good sense of how different cultures are reflected in their gardens. The attractions are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John N
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of the gardens, yes we do agree adults and children really enjoy the gardens, there is so much for everyone to do. The Azumaya should be open next month and we look forward...More

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Walk down town and it is up behind Majestic Hotel.
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