Korakuen Garden, Okayama

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#1 of 83 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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  • We visited while traveling. Morning entry from 7:30. You can see the well-kept gardens Japan. As expected from the three great gardens of Japan, some tourists here and there can be seen relatively slowly. 1 hour 10 minutes if you can enjoy it.
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  • But calm is famous. Fine so far, for example, Arbor or that the finer points will watch over the portion totally never grow tired of. In paddy fields, tea plantations, stuff is represented also the seasons back. Nice leisurely walk
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  • Located on the north side of Asahikawa flowing around Okayama Castle. Compare Park was able to slowly explore the less ups and downs in the spacious garden. Enjoy the seasons and various landscapes, buildings, ponds, lawns and trees, each is designed and arranged. This is my favorite here Okayama Korakuen garden is large stroll garden, Japan three Park is said to be the "big garden" but.
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  • The most beautiful large garden that I've visited in Japan! Very scenic and spacious, with great views of Okayama Castle. Koi ponds with turtles as well, bamboo woods, tea garden, rice fields, historic rest houses, stone foot bridges. Simply too much to list here. The best walking space in my travels in Japan so far!
  • 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.
  • Nice garden. Excellent size for a morning walk with a good variety of landscapes.
  • 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.

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