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Yokokan Garden

3-12-1 Hoei, Fukui 910-0004, Fukui Prefecture
+81 776-21-0489
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Impressive Japanese garden

A hidden gem in the suburbs near Fukui station, about a 5-10 minute walk from the station via the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nice gardens

Very nice gardens. Probably best to visit in the spring when a lot of shrubs will be in... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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  • Very good49%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
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“large pond” (2 reviews)
“hidden gem” (2 reviews)
3-12-1 Hoei, Fukui 910-0004, Fukui Prefecture
+81 776-21-0489
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hidden gem in the suburbs near Fukui station, about a 5-10 minute walk from the station via the castle ruins. The grounds are well landscaped, making an impressive traditional Japanese garden with hills, rock ornaments, and a large central pond full of fish. There's...More

1  Thank KlapauciusJapan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice gardens. Probably best to visit in the spring when a lot of shrubs will be in flower. Interesting walk around and nice buildings which were once a home.

1  Thank WorcesterMoray
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We had a 2-day family trip to Fukui and Gifu in the middle of August. I drove more than 780km in total; about 320km for the first day, and over 460km for the second. On the first day of the trip, we visited Fukui City...More

1  Thank Kwakaku
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Peaceful and relaxing, the garden is a quiet location amidst a big city. It has a nice path for meandering through the natural setting, ending with the large pond and house, where you can see the furo and sit on the tatami, enjoying the quiet...More

1  Thank HonoluluTraveler_9
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Once entering this good place, You are shut off from noise. You enjoy Japanese traditional style garden. Just about 3 dollers, and if you are early bird, you may enter free depending on the season.

Reviewed 18 May 2016

The Yokokan Garden was right next door to our Ryokan. It was empty, or practically so when we got there at 4:30, about 2 hours b4 it closed. Perfect time to just wander the small but pretty garden paths, look at the pond and green...More

1  Thank Kip F
Reviewed 24 September 2015

This small but beautiful Japanese garden is a 10-minute walk from Fukui station, and well worth seeking out. Voted the 3rd best Japanese garden in all of Japan, it is easy to see why when inside. Though compact, it is beautifully landscaped, and has an...More

2  Thank KlapauciusJapan
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Well worth a visit. Is the third best garden in Japan and a great deal of it is the lake. The fish are well used to being fed (you can buy food for them on entry) and it is the first time i have seem...More

2  Thank WorcesterMoray
Reviewed 20 August 2015

The gardens were what you would expect, a little smaller actually. The main attraction is the traditional Japanese house (mansion) that was built on the water. Very interesting!

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 20 May 2015

As soon as you enter the walls of this garden, you`ll feel a sense of peace and relaxation. The staff is really friendly, there are English pamphlets, and it`s a wonderful place to just wander and learn more about the history of Fukui. It is...More

1  Thank Emily B
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