You are here
Home > Travel > Three Great Japanese Gardens: Okayama Korakuen

Three Great Japanese Gardens: Okayama Korakuen

okayama korakuen

Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to show you around Okayama Korakuen (岡山後楽園) this time.


Okayama Korakuen (岡山後楽園)

Okayama Korakuen is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. The other two are Kenrokuen in Kanazawa and Kairakuen in Mito (Ibaraki Prefecture). Tsunamasa Ikeda, the lord of Okayama in Edo period, made it for a place to chill out and it remains even after more than 300 years with several times of renovation.

okayama korakuen

 

It is huge but one day would be enough to explore the whole garden. Spring is the best season with beautiful sakura (cherry blossoms) trees in bloom.

okayama korakuen

 

Many events are being held at Okayama Korakuen all year around, such as the night illuminations in summer, musical performance, and Noh (能) performance, etc.

okayama korakuen

 

Access

1-5 Korakuen, Kita-ku, Okayama City

(A new bus route that will bring you from Okayama Station to Okayama Korakuen is now available.)

 

Business Hours

March 20 – September 30 7:30 – 18:00 (admission until 17:45)
October 1 – March 19 8:00 – 17:00 (admission until 16:45)
Open every day

 

Contact Number

086-272-1148

 

Admission Fees

Adults (ages 15-64)  Children (ages 6-14) Senior (65 over)
Okayama Korakuen 400 yen Free 140yen
Okayama Korakuen + Okayama Prefectural Museum 520 yen Free 520 yen
Okayama Korakuen + Okayama Castle 560 yen Free 560 yen
Okayama Korakuen + Okayama Castle + Hayashibara Museum of Art 960 yen Free 960 yen

 

Official Website

Okayama Korakuen

 

Gallery

okayama korakuen
Great view from the lord’s seat.

 

 

 

Lastly

How do you find it? As mentioned Okayama Korakuen has different views in each season. Sakura, autumn leaves, etc., you never get sick of it. Please take a visit while in Okayama.

See you around!


Yoshi (Mr. Wada)

I enjoy both indoor and outdoor stuff. Fishing in summer, Onsen( hot springs) in winter, and driving all year around!

http://the-wadas.com/

One thought on “Three Great Japanese Gardens: Okayama Korakuen

Leave a Reply

Top
%d bloggers like this:
More in Travel
hakone onsen
Two Drop-in Hakone Onsen

Hi there, it's Mr. Wada back on duty. Hakone is known for its onsen (hot spring) since there are many...

Close