Okayama / Bizen
Parks / Gardens

Okayama Korakuen Garden

Japan, 703-8257 1-5 Korakuen, Kita-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

A large garden built by Tsunamasa Ikeda, the second lord of the Okayama domain, as a place for relaxation. The spacious garden, decorated with seasonal flowers, is a different world just like the Edo period. In 1952, it was designated as a “Special Place of Scenic Beauty” as a historical and cultural heritage site, and received a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide Japan. Various events are held throughout the four seasons, such as tea gathering and moon viewing, and for a limited time, you can enjoy the ``Fantasy Garden,'' which is specially opened at night and lights up the garden in a different way than during the day. Volunteer guides (free of charge) are also popular with tourists.

Business Time

March 20th to September 30th: 7:30 to 18:00, October 1st to March 19th: 8:00 to 17:00 (Last entry is 15 minutes in advance) *Opening and closing times may change depending on events. No regular holiday

Telephone number 086-272-1148
Website https://okayama-korakuen.jp/section/english/index.html
  • Approximately 20 minutes from Sanyo Expressway Okayama IC About 25 minutes walk from JR Okayama Station, about 15 minutes by bus, or about 4 minutes by tram, get off at "Joshita" and walk about 10 minutes. Parking: 570 regular cars, 12 disabled spaces, 12 buses Ordinary car: 100 yen/1 hour, Bus: 620 yen/once a day
Language 日本語 / English
Other Plum: Late January to early March (approximately 100 trees) Cherry blossoms: Late March to early April (approximately 280 trees) Wisteria (Fuji): Late April to early May (34 plants) Azaleas: Mid-April to late May (approx. 260) Iris: Early to late June (approximately 3,000) Lotus: Mid-June to mid-August (approximately 1,800 plants) Autumn leaves: Mid-November to early December (approximately 300 trees)

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