Ireland’s bridge to Japan

Discover the story of Lafcadio Hearn through eleven unique garden areas. These Authentic Japanese Gardens are in the beautiful seaside town of Tramore. The gardens reflect the life and wanderings of Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo), who grew up in Ireland, and embraced several parts of the world.

Follow Lafcadio Hearn’s life journey through 11 unique garden areas which feature many Japanese plants and architectural features. Children can enjoy the children’s discovery and fairy trail, secret pathways, woodlands and Japanese folklore and fairytales.


Opening Times:

Open Daily Year Round (weather permitting).


Admission Rates:

Adults: €6
Children: €3

See the website for further details.

Useful Information

Outdoor tea/coffee available. Accessible toilet. Children’s discovery and fairy trail.

Getting There
Map Location: 52.163307, -7.149873
Contact Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens

Tramore, Co. Waterford

Eircode: X91 DE48
T: 087-096 0013
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