Skip The Line: Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens Admission Ticket And Tour - Waterford

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    From 11am to 4pm in summer, From 11am to 2pm in winter
  • Departure Details :
    Tramore, County Waterford.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens are set in the beautiful seaside town of Tramore, County Waterford. These stunning gardens reflect the life and extensive wanderings of Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo), who grew up in Ireland, and whose life journey embraced several parts of the world. Follow Lafcadio Hearns life journey, first through the Victorian Garden, then to the American and Greek gardens, until you eventually arrive in the Japanese gardens which feature many Japanese plants and Japanese architectural features.


Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Choice of several departures throughout the day

Excellent value for money

Family friendly

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Get inside tips from a local

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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 Irelands Ancient East Touring Region. Children are introduced to these magical gardens through a special childrens discovery trail, secret pathways, woodlands and Lafcadio Hearns 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 discoverfolklore and fairytales as translated by Lafcadio Hearn and your map will provide you with information onsome 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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Self-guided tour

Entry/Admission - Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens


Self-guided tour does not include a guide

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

  • 20-Nov-2017

    These gardens are a little off the beaten path, but worth a visit if you have the time. They are thoughtfully designed and well done. They are only a year or so old, so check back when they are about twenty years old.....should be really nice then.