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Okayama Korakuen岡山後楽園


This Japanese stroll garden is located in Okayama City and named one of the Big Three Japanese Gardens. Construction of the garden began in 1687 by Tsunamasa Ikeda, Lord of Okayama, with its initial completion in 1700. Since this time, it was beloved and enjoyed as a place of relaxation for the feudal lord and as a place of interaction with the retainers and people of the domain. One can see the footprints of history through the structural remains preserved in the expansive 144,000 square meters area and enjoy blooms in each season dotting the park. The Korakuenmae bus stop is the closest public transport stop.


Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Kourakuen 1-5 (OkayamaArea)

phone 0862721148

[3/20-9/30] 7:30-18:00 (Admission until 17:45)
[10/1-3/19] 8:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:45)
Opened by the event and there is a change in ClosedHours

Review of Korakuen Garden

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Reviewed:2018/12/01 Great open space Japanese garden
One of the best Japanese gardens. Compared with other great Japanese gardens, this one is very open and spacious, peaceful and has warm feeling. Maybe it is because of clear water coming through from...
Reviewed:2018/11/27 Beautiful landscaping
We went in the morning for short visit since this is listed as the top 3 garden in Japan. We only had a short visit so we decided on this over Okayama Castle. The garden is very serene with beautiful...
Reviewed:2018/11/26 Beautiful
What a fabulous large garden split up into different sections. There is a large central pond, sections of rice fields, plum and cherry trees, mountains and tea plantations. There is a small path...

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Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Kourakuen 1-5 [ map ]
[3/20-9/30] 7:30-18:00 (Admission until 17:45)
[10/1-3/19] 8:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:45)
Opened by the event and there is a change in ClosedHours
open everyday
[Admission fee] Adults400yen, Senior (Over 65) 140yen, High School Students below Free admission etc.
2019 10 Monday 1Sunday or later, Fee Friday Revised Scheduled
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available (only for admission fee)
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English Menu

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          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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