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Korakuen Garden

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1-5 Korakuen, Okayama 703-8257, Okayama Prefecture
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Visited in autumn and the splash of red, yellow and brown was such a sight for sore eyes! It must be even lovelier in the late afternoon til evening.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank coriks65
Reviewed 6 days ago

Korakuen Garden is one of the three most famous Japanese gardens in Japan, a very beautiful one indeed. The garden looks so different in 4 seasons, also Okayama Castle just beside this huge & beautiful Japanese garden.. I've been here 3 times in different seasons.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jack886
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These gardens are rated some of the most beautiful in Japan and they did not disappoint. They were gorgeous during the da y time and stunningly dramatic at night with the specially created lighting effects. Almost as impressive as the aesthetic beauty were the care...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank halbermole
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Magnificent garden with a ton of Japanese history attached. The garden although relatively small, feels spacious, is very peaceful and is on an island that is right next to Okayama Castle. A must see if you are into gardens, I think it would be particularly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the 2nd most scenic landscape garden in Japan after kenrokuen in kanazawa. Nice pond. Make sure you get there on the only day they release the elusive herrons. Beware tho they can make very very big... so bring an umbrella!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

A popular garden among the locals..we met 3 wedding couples taking wedding photos that morning. We spent about 2+ hours wondering in the garden enjoy the autumn foliage.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

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 a nice river next to it. Hard to explain but I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

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 landscaping.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

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 behind the plum trees that leads to a picnic area and toilet...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 22, 2018

Out of all the gardens we went to in Japan, this would be our favourite. They have been there for 300 years and the landscaping is beautiful, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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I am sorry I do not know but the previous poster has done so, - hope you enjoy. With best wishes for Christmas and 2019 Kindest regards Master Echo
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