Genkyuen Garden is a garden on the north side of Hikone Castle with a central pond and circular trail. It has been designated as a national area of scenic beauty. It was built in 1677 during the Enpo period by the fourth lord of Hikone Castle, Naoki. It was modeled after a palace garden from Tang China to become part of the Eight Views of Lake Biwa, which are modeled after the Eight Views of Xiaoxiang, China.
3, Konkicho, Hikone-shi, Shiga, 522-0061
- Nearest Station
･ JR Tokaido Line
･ JR Biwako Line
15 minutes on foot
- Phone Number
0749-22-2742Available languagesonly in Japanese
- 8:30am - 5:00pm
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