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 itinerary website .
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  • When you encounter a winter light, there is a beautiful scene with time. During the winter day, the scenery is more depression, compared with the three great gardens of Japan. Recommended in conjunction with the Fukuoka Mountain package.
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  • The park is a famous Japanese court in Japan. The me from the train station is about 15 to 20 minutes. The same buried in the vicinity of the city of the city, you can once go to the Sun two is the famous place of the mountain.
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  • This day was new year's day for the special admission is free. 1/1-Spring Festival has been 3 days and watching the show, such as the koto and shakuhachi and the tanchouzl Park walk, and was done event. Maximum temperature was 9 degrees Celsius? It was really cold. Very large park area, so tried walking around while watching a good map. Cold weather, not yet bloomed plum, but are most lonely when I was crowded. Shirasagi? Even at a close distance, I was surprised.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A must visit place in Okayama. I’ve visited Korakuen three times in summer, autumn, and winter respectively. Korakuen has its own attraction for different season.
  • Lovely park, one of the 3 prettiest according to japanese. So it’s a must if you are in Okayama. Sakura season would be best.

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