Handayama Botanical Garden (Okayama City)

Botanical Garden
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.

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Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Houkain 3-1 map map Map
9:00-16:30(Last entry16:00)
Tuesday (The next day for Public holidays), New Year's holiday
[Admission fee]Adults310yen, Children125yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
Available (Smoking available only in designated areas)
Not available
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Remarks:Entrance fee and parking fee Friday
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
No (except assistance dogs such as guide dogs)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Hilly Botanical garden with 1000s of cherry tress
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.12.26
    This is an easy place to visit from Okayama station by bus 77 from platform 13 for 150 yen. Bus journey is about 15-20 mins and its a short 5 min walk to the garden entrance. We did not take the...
  • Go during full bloom sakura season
    5.0 Reviewed : 2018.05.03
    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...
  • Lovely cherry blossoms in a quiet unspoilt setting
    5.0 Reviewed : 2018.04.21
    We were extremely lucky to be in Okayama on the sakura full bloom day. According to online recommendations, this garden is the best place to view sakura in Okayama and it was indeed true. What was...

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