The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens are a haven of beauty and tranquility for all who visit and also a part of Ireland’s Ancient East Touring Region. Children are introduced to these magical gardens through a special children’s discovery trail, secret pathways, woodlands and Lafcadio Hearn’s fairytales and folklore.
You can begin a self-guided tour in the Victorian Garden, plaques in each garden provide you with the information for your tour. You will then go through the niwa mon - a traditional Japanese Entrance Gate and follow the story of the garden through the Transition Garden, the American Garden and the Greek Garden. You will then go under the Fuji-dana and into the Japanese Gardens, passing by the Tea Garden, the Stream Garden and onto the Woodlands. During this time you will be able to discover folklore and fairytales as translated by Lafcadio Hearn and your map will provide you with information on some of the many interesting features of the garden. This magical journey will then move on to the gardens of Peace and Harmony, the Garden of the Living God and onto Journey's End.
Please note: You also have an option to choose a professional guided tour through the gardens, just choose the option when selecting your product. The guide will relate to you the story of the Gardens, point out interesting features and intrigue you with folklore and fairytales as translated by Lafcadio Hearn, an experience not to be missed.
Departure Time: From 11am to 4pm in summer
From 11am to 2pm in winter
Departure Point: Tramore, County Waterford.Self Guided Tour:
Tour option details are as follows:
Option Descriptions: Take a self guided tour through the 10 gardens,You can follow the plaques and will be given a guide map which also highlights interesting features to watch out for.Professional Guided Tour:
Option Descriptions: A Professional Guide will take you through the gardens, relating the story of the gardens, you will hear folklore and fairytales, discover interesting features, an experience not to be missed.
- Includes all taxes
- Self-guided tour
- Entry/Admission - Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens
- Self-guided tour does not include a guide
Change & Refund Policies
- Free cancellation at or before 00:01 at least 2 days before the date of use
- Cancellations made after 00:01 at least 2 days before the date of use will incur a cancellation fee of 100%
- Partial cancellation of this booking is not permitted
- If you need to change your booking, please cancel and rebook
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How to Use It
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Adult: Age 12 to 99
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund