At night in early autumn in the lightened Genkyu-en, while listening to the sounds of insects, a Japanese court music concert and an outdoor tea party are held. Please enjoy an evening at the Daimyo (Lord) garden.
The chirr of insects in Genkyu-En with the chime of the Time Bell of Hikone Castle has been chosen as one of the one hundred nice sounds in Japan.
Genkyu-En is a Daimyo garden of the Ii Family who were the lords of the Hikone Clan. It is a stroll garden around the pond affected with the luxurious culture of Edo. We take pride in the exceptional beauty of Hikone Castle, a National treasure, with the moon over it from Genkyu-en.