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Korakuen Garden

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1-5 Korakuen, Okayama 703-8257, Okayama Prefecture
+81 86-272-1148
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s one of the top 3 koen (gardens) in Japan, and I have been to 2 of it. Compare to the one at Kanazawa, this koen has less to offer. However it’s quite relaxing when you go there during late afternoon when there are lesser...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely 1.5 hours here walking around. Plenty to see and explore for a short visit but don’t expect to spend more time than that here. We didn’t visit the nearby castle because we had recently been to Himeji so didn’t think it worthwhile.

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It must be No.1 garden in Japan. Back to 1700, with the advanced technology, it was built as a relax pace for the Lord Ikeda. Spacious with the greenish view, packed with the seasonal flowers, also you may enjoy traditional Japanese thatched houses. Don’t miss...More

Thank mikinoza2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The korakuen Garden was the best Japanese garden we visited on our japan trip well maintained and very beautiful to see, we didnt visit the Okayama castle but we were ave to get some great shots of it from a distance. There are tea houses...More

Thank RayleneL
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Okayama is the capital city of its namesake prefecture, in Western Japan, and the largest city in the Chugoku Region after Hiroshima. First stop was to the Korakuen Garden, which contains a large pond, a plum grove, a tea plantation and a Noh Stage. The...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We visited in conjunction with the castle. These gardens were marvelous with many different areas within to explore. There were some really friendly volunteers who were more than happy to have a chat and tell us as much as they could about the gardens. Even...More

Thank k8htaylor
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Korakuen is described as Japan’s third most beautiful garden. It is stunning at every turn you are greeted with an incredible view. Plenty of areas to explore. Two or three tea houses provide refreshments and there are lots of rest places throughout the garden. It...More

Thank Elise147
Reviewed 21 July 2018

A very huge garden right next to the Okayama Castle! Buy an admission ticket that would include both the castle and the garden. The garden consists of different areas such as rice fields, tea fields and tea house, ponds with islands in the middle and...More

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Korakuen was the Okayama Castle garden originally and was known for its grassy lawn terrain. It even reminded me of being on the world's most beautiful golf course. It has a lot of ponds and special flower gardens inside. It has many different views from...More

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 11 July 2018

As one of the so-called 'Three Great Gardens" of Japan, Korakuen was a little underwhelming, and perhaps not at its best in mid Summer. A later visit to Kenrokuen in Kanazawa was, at least in June, much more satisfying and postcards made clear the garden...More

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Response from JCNicolet75 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the others - sorry for the delay.