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Botanical Garden Spots in Okayama Area

  • Hiruzen Herb Garden 'HerBill'
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Maniwashi Hiruzennishikayabe 1480-64
    The Hiruzen Herb Garden “HerBill” has around 10,000 lavender plants and approximately 200 different species of herbs, flowers and other plants. Visitors can enjoy the sight of seasonal flowers in bloom in the bracing air of a highland plateau. There is a restaurant and café serving dishes made with freshly-picked herbs and edible wild plants, and also a shop selling local specialty products. “HerBill” also has a workshop where visitors can try their hand at making floral wreaths, and in the summer visitors can enjoy picking their own lavender.
  • Handayama Botanical Garden (Okayama City)
    43 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Houkain 3-1
    This botanical garden is located in the hilly area of Mt. Handa in Okayama City. Characterized by the 3,200 kinds of 150,000 plants (plum trees, cherry trees, Luoyang peonies, azaleas, roses, etc.) planned to bloom throughout the year in the 110,000 square meter garden, it was opened to see plants, for recreation and as a place of rest. Famous particularly as a cherry blossom viewing spot, approximately 800 Yoshino cherry blossoms are in full bloom from late March to early April, and you can enjoy flower viewing together with trees that are over 100 years old. In addition, it is known for the Ipponmatsu Kofun burial mound near the top of the garden that is a valuable cultural property.

    At first, i wasnt sure if this park is worth the trip because there werent alot of english review on tripadvisor, but we decided to take the chance and we glad we did. One of the best cherry blossom...

  • RSK Rose Garden
    11 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Natsukawa 1592-1
    RSK Rose Garden is a botanical garden located along Prefectural Route 73 in Natsukawa, Kita Ward, in the city of Okayama. The main attraction is 15,000 rosebushes of 450 varieties that bloom from mid May to mid-June and from mid-October to late November, but visitors can also admire plum blossoms, cherry blossoms, peonies, and wildflowers that bloom over the course of the four seasons. There is a restaurant in the garden, Shogin-an, which serves soba noodles made with 100% buckwheat flour.

    最近は全国でも意欲的なバラ園が多くなってきた中で、1970年代にできたここは 変化が乏しく時代に取り残された感じが否めない。本数は多いしバラの手入れも丁寧なのに惜しい。 同じ一列に同種のものを並べることで見栄えはするものの全てが単調。 せっかく広い園内なので、放送局の予算事情もあるかもしれないが、少しずつでも変化を与えていけば遠方からも呼べる場所になると思うのだが。

  • On Hara Shizen Botanical Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Prefecture Tomata-gun Kagamino Kamisaibara OnHara

Okayama Main Areas


Overshadowed by Hiroshima to the west and the Kansai region to the east, Okayama is an easy spot to miss but a nature-rich gem where the Seto Inland Sea laps at its toes and peach and grape farms complete its interior. One of Japan’s Three Great Gardens, Koraku-en in Okayama city is well worth a visit before progressing to Kurashiki, where preserved wooden Edo buildings line the picturesque canal.

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