Korakuen Garden, Okayama

4.3
#1 of 114 in Parks in Okayama Prefecture
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 itinerary website .
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  • You can plan a game with the city of the mountain. When visiting the winter, although the vegetation is exhausted in winter, but when every day is very good, although there is no cherry spend a little 綴, winter warm sun, 曬 people warm.
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  • Of the three greatest gardens in Japan, one after paradise. It's warts, the Okayama feudal Lord Ikeda made famous. Feature here is that garden dotted with buildings and other buildings associated with each made successful as desired. Total main-Tei house built ponds with waterfalls and boulders in front of me and in the drawing room to entertain their guests. So far watching kibana seasons is nestled in the woods of 茂松. Flow of unusual structure that is flowing waterways following the large pond in the center of the building's condition, such as the resting place of the play yard. Is the best of the spring and autumn seasons have previously visited during this season, was crowded with memories, this time in February so vacant room was.
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  • Visited by bus from JR Okayama station. Arrived in about 10 minutes, it is useful. I went on a weekday or vacant in the garden and could walk. Gardeners in the garden and working hard is to clean and thoroughly maintained and is nice to watch. Green tea while overlooking the beautiful park we are the best. I thought maintained there until the Okayama Castle and exploring a good distance.
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  • Enormous garden with friendly staff and tour guides dotted around to explain things. Well worth visiting in different seasons as it can look completely different. Also possible to get good pictures of Okayama Castle from inside the gardens, looking out.
  • Of the three great gardens of Japan, this one is quite unique, and I believe it earns its place among the others. Most Japanese gardens I have been to are small and intimate, while Korakuen is wide and expansive. On a clear day the clouds can be seen reflected in the large ponds and the top of Osaka castle can be seen above the treeline. Its a lovely place to spend a morning or afternoon, and its proximity to the castle makes it a great place for a day trip if time allows.
  • I think this is the best and maybe the largest Japanese Garden Style in Japan. Either you come during day time or at night, it is still beautiful. There is a castle near the garden which is built in the year 700. The garden is a very nice place to relax.
  • A most beautiful, manicured grounds and garden with appendant museum and castle and castle grounds easily accessible within the city of Okayama. It is very, very picturesque and a delightful place for leisure and picnic. It is very worthwhile to visit. You will not be disappointed.
  • Very pretty indeed. Lots of good shots to take. Impressive view on the castle sometimes the angle are very impressive.

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