Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens

What can I expect
  • Self-guided tour of the gardens
  • Unique outdoor experience
  • Traditional Japanese architectural features

Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens


These beautiful and authentic Japanese Gardens are located in the gorgeous city of Tramore, County Waterford.


The gardens reflect the life and wanderings of Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo) who grew up in Ireland and whose life journey involved embracing several parts of the world.


This beautiful sight pays homage to the fame that he attained in Japan through his literary descriptions of the people, customs and culture of that country.


As you travel through the gardens, follow Lafcadio Hearn's life journey as you first go through the Victorian Garden, then to the American and Greek garden until eventually arriving at the Japanese Gardens which features many Japanese plants and Japanese architectural features.


These gardens are a place of absolute beauty and tranquillity for all who visit.


Children are introduced to the magical gardens through a special childrens discovery trail which has secret pathways, woodlands and Lafcadio Hearn's fairy tales and folklore.


Garden with bridge

Location - Tramore House, Pond Rd, Tramore East, Tramore, Co. Waterford


Check-in - On arrival go through the main gate at Pond Road and turn immediately left through Japanese Gate by the hut.


Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.


Please keep to paths at all times and wear comfortable shoes.

Trip Advisor

Super Gem of a Garden

Sept 2023

This was a gem of a find! Husband declared it the most Japanese garden he’s seen outside Japan! So well done in a relatively short span of 8 years! Will go back again if we’re in the area!

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