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.
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.
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.
1-5 Korakuen, Kita-ku, Okayama City
(A new bus route that will bring you from Okayama Station to Okayama Korakuen is now available.)
|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|
|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|
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!