Korakuen Garden 後楽園

  • Published on : 29/09/2020
  • by : Mark Brazil
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When it comes to Japan's most beautiful gardens, Korakuen garden is regarded as one of the best, along with Kenrokuen in Kanazawa and Kairakuen in Mito.

 

Koraku-en Garden is most aptly described as a "strolling garden", or as a "scenic promenade garden" (Kaiyu), which has the unusual feature, for such a garden, of a large area of grass lawn, amounting to nearly two hectares. The garden does a marvellous job of presenting the strolling visitor with varying vistas, and new views at each turn of the various pathways that encompass the pond, the stream, the lawns and the teahouse - the Ryuten Pavilion with a small stream flowing directly through it. It is the unexpected nature of these changing views that make this a garden so easy to return to and to enjoy over and over again. Plants which can be enjoyed in season include pine, maple, plum and cherry trees.

View of the garden from inside a out building

Korakuen Garden

Copyright Okayama Prefectural Tourism Federation

View overlooking the large garden pond

Pond at Korakuen Garden

Copyright Okayama Prefectural Tourism Federation


Address, timetable & access

Korakuen Garden

  • Address

    1-5, Kita-ku

    703-8257

    Japan

  • Phone

    +81 (0)86 272 1148
  • Timetable

    7.30 am to 6 pm (April to September); 8 am to 5 pm (October to March)
  • Price

    350 JPY
  • Access

    From JR Okayama Station it is a short walk past the Nishi-gawa Greenway Canal to Koraku-en or hop on a bus along Momotoro-dori and get off a the Shiroshita bus stop.
  • Website

    https://okayama-korakuen.jp/section/english/guide/index.html

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