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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
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Pond Road, Tramore, Ireland
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+353 87 096 0013
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank CalmTraveller75
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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.

Thank Sarah P
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 .

Thank ewerbill
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 August 30, 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 😁

Thank adrianaurban
Reviewed August 27, 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

Thank John N
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 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

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Had family over from Wales and just wandered down from home to show them what we have on our doorstep. They thought the layout and gardens were just stunning. This was my 3rd visit and it's developed into something beautiful and more is still being...More

Thank Wendy T
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you Wendy for leaving such a lovely review and for taking the time to do it, we are delighted your family enjoyed their visit and we do agree it is a very tranquil place and a beautiful space to reflect and take time out...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

This is a gorgeous little hidden treasure in Tramore. So peaceful, calming and restorative and I loved the history too. Can’t wait to back at Christmas to see it with all the festive lights.

Thank Trish H
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thank you Trish for leaving a review it is very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you at Christmas!!

Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a couple of hours strolling around,and even have a picnic here.beautiful plants and ponds,a haven of peace,with many books and crannies to explore.definitely somewhere to see when in Tramore.

Thank Wolfie2010
Reviewed August 9, 2018

This is a hidden gem in Tramore but once I started looking for it I found a number of helpful and strategically placed signposts throughout the town. What is most striking is that this is a community project where a number of people took responsibility...More

Thank John L
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you John for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review of our garden, we are delighted you enjoyed the experience and the story of the garden. It is a beautiful space and it is true we would not be able to support...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018

This garden commemorates Patrick Lafcadia Hearn who spent much of his life in Japan though the garden features plantings from several parts of the world associated with Hearn including Greece and the USA as well in the Japanese style. There are numerous information boards with...More

Thank RichieD57
JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and that you were able to take time to read the boards, the self-guided tour can be very informative.

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Walk down town and it is up behind Majestic Hotel.
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