Kobe City Sorakuen Garden
Construction began on Sorakuen Garden around 1885 on the residence of Taijiro Kodera, the father of former Kobe City mayor Kenkichi Kodera, and was completed at the end of the Meiji period. The chisenkaiyushiki style Japanese garden is located on an expansive stretch of land covering 19,566 square meters. Designed to resemble a deep mountain valley, stepping stones and stone bridges lead visitors over streams and waterfalls. Visitors can also see cycad trees in the Sotetsu Garden, a huge camphor tree thought to be around 500 years old, rhododendron in spring, and red maple leaves in autumn.
Photo provided by: Kobe Tourism Bureau
[Fee] Adults (15 and over): 300 yen; Children (Elementary and junior high school students): 150 yen
[Access] Approx. 5 min. walk from Kencho-mae Station on the Kobe Municipal Subway Seishin-Yamate Line;
approx. 15 min. walk from Hanakuma Station on the Kobe Rapid Transit Railway Tozai Line;
approx. 10 min. walk from Motomachi Station on the Hanshin Main Line and JR Line;
approx. 10 min. walk from Suwayama Koen Shita bus stop on the #7 Kobe City Bus
[Credit Card Payment] Not accepted
[Foreign Language Support] Yes (English-language leaflets)
- Postal Code
- 5-3-1 Nakayamate-dori, Chuo-ku,Kobe City, Hyog
- 9:00-17:00 (Last entry at 16:30)
Every Thursday (or following day if national holiday falls on a Thursday) ,December 29–January 3
*Open throughout during azalea season (late April–early May) and during the Chrysanthemum Exhibition (October 20–November 23).
*For more details on closures during other events, please contact the Sorakuen office.