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Korakuen Garden, Okayama

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Experience one of Japan's finest landscaped gardens at Korakuen Garden, dating back to the 18th century. The site features traditional landscaping, streams, paths, a large pond, and hilltop lookout, but remains best known for its sprawling lawns. The garden additionally features views of the neighboring Okayama Castle. Through the years, the estate has been damaged by flooding and war, but historically accurate restoration returned it to its former glory after World War II. Plan your visit to Korakuen Garden and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Okayama trip itinerary builder.
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  • This garen is acclaimed to be one of best gardens in Japan. The garden surroundings the city with okayama "Ujo". There are teahouse for sipping tea with looking at the pool with swimming carps and fre...  more »
  • I enjoyed the gardens more than Okayama Castle. It was a lovely day when I was here and it was a really nice area to walk around. I also happened to be here when they were doing green tea leaf picking...  more »
  • Te garden is beautifully kept and offers varied scenery. Okayama jo provides borrowed scenery. Definitely worth a visit.  more »
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  • A very beautiful and lovely garden, with many things to see everywhere. A big park too with a few restaurants and you can rent a boat too(under the bridge). You have to pay to enter, but there is no fee for children/teens aged under 18.
  • It's really a beautiful garden. The sequences and the different zones give you different atmosphere. There are also some beautiful tradition architecture inside.
  • If you are in okayama , a must see. They have a map with a treasure hunt like presentation for kids. Try the kibi mochi at the café by the river near the south entrance (the view of the castle is great too) and the peach flavoured soft ice cream in the park itself.
  • Rated as one of the three finest parks in Japan, and I would believe it. Note the testing pavilion with the trickling canal down the middle - a rare design in Japan.
  • Very nice park however you do have to pay to get in. Try to early to avoid the crowds. Great views of the castle past the cherry blossom trees.