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Okayama Korakuen Garden, Okayama

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#1 of 140 in Parks in Okayama Prefecture
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Experience one of Japan's finest landscaped gardens at Okayama 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 Okayama Korakuen Garden and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Okayama itinerary website.
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  • Located near Okayama castle and a 15 minute walk from the station. Completed in 1700 and retains most of its beauty. This is one of the most fabulous Japanese gardens you should visit when you're in.....  more
    Located near Okayama castle and a 15 minute walk from the station. Completed in 1700 and retains most of its beauty. This is one of the most fabulous Japanese gardens you should visit when you're in.....  more »
  • Spectacular scenery. I enjoyed my visit here so much. We stayed here for 2 months and I enjoyed every single day. 
    Spectacular scenery. I enjoyed my visit here so much. We stayed here for 2 months and I enjoyed every single day.  more »
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  • I visited the park in winter; therefore, the view is not as beautiful as it is in spring or summer, I guess. The park is quite big that you should spend a half day walking around, enjoying the nature and taking beautiful photos. There are different spaces in the park such as observation hill where you could climb up and enjoy the wide speed view of nature. There are lakes, pods, and small waterfall. In the lakes and pods, you can enjoy seeing many cute fishes and other species. The water is very crystal clear that you can observe the bottom side. There is a cute wooden bridge too. The block of Sakura and Plum trees exit. Therefore, in spring, it is a good time to visit. So I would rather recommend everyone to visit the place during spring or summer as nature looks more natural. There are also some historical and classical house in the park. All of then are nice designed with old style. And I like these kind of architecture. A museum is also exit, so people who like to know some historical background could enjoy looking around. Op! You need to spend around 400yen to enter the park.
  • The garden is truly a must see for all. Spectacular when the weather is great. We are here in late Oct where the leaves are turning red. Very well maintained and sculpted garden like a lot of Japanese gardens but with the Okayama castle as its backdrop, it makes that slight difference.

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