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Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens Admission Ticket and Tour

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    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.
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    Reviewed today via mobile

    A must visit when in Tramore. It is tranquil and very beautiful. Having a coffee and the view is worth the entrance fee. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We will visit again.

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    Visited these gardens today with our daughter.The staff are very welcoming and the gardener was really kind. It was really worth the visit. It doesn’t take long to view the gardens but there is a beautiful area to sit and have a coffee with a...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank alisca
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    You could go around the gardens and be done in 20mins, we were here during the supposed fairy festival. There was one fairy we seen doing fairy jars (you had to pay 3e extra for this which wasn't mentioned on Facebook or anywhere). The woman...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank LittlePiglet50
    JCarey83, Public Relations Manager at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for your review, we are sorry you didn't have a good experience, most visitors to the Fairy Festival spend approx 1hr to 2 hrs in the gardens, looking for everything and doing the trails, however it may not have been possible for you...More

    Reviewed 19 June 2019

    It was so great to visit this garden. Not only about its history. I spent quality relaxing time there, among the beautiful nature, listening the birds and enjoying the uncomparable fresh air. Higly recommend to visit this place if you are in Tramore.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank INFOF848
    Reviewed 18 June 2019

    These gardens are a place of beauty and tranquility for visitors to enjoy. The various stages of Lafcadio Hearn's life influences are reflected with the American, Greek and Japanese concepts incorporated in the design. We both preferred the Japanese section with the Stream Garden showcasing...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Dan L
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    Response from Albert E | Reviewed this property |
    Bus (360) from Waterford to Tramore runs regularly from a number of stops along the Quay and Parnell Street to Tramore, lovely seaside beautiful long beach good dining Lafcadio Gardens need at least 2 hours to truly enjoy
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