Three Great Japanese Gardens: 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



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 307:30 – 18:00 (admission until 17:45)
October 1 – March 198:00 – 17:00 (admission until 16:45)
Open every day


Contact Number



Admission Fees

Adults (ages 15-64) Children (ages 6-14)Senior (65 over)
Okayama Korakuen400 yenFree140yen
Okayama Korakuen + Okayama Prefectural Museum520 yenFree520 yen
Okayama Korakuen + Okayama Castle560 yenFree560 yen
Okayama Korakuen + Okayama Castle + Hayashibara Museum of Art960 yenFree960 yen


Official Website

Okayama Korakuen



okayama korakuen

Great view from the lord’s seat.





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!

You may also like...

2 Responses

  1. ᐃᓄᒃ says:

    You must be the present lord of Okayama.

  1. 2020年2月14日

    […] If ya traveler, you may wanna check it out after checking the Okayama’s famous garden Korakuen, […]

Leave a Reply