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Korakuen Garden, Okayama: 9 reviews and 17 photos
Most people who go to Okayama go there to see Korakuen & to enjoy onsen (hot spring). Korakuen, one of the three most famous gardens in Japan (besides Kairakuen in Ibaraki Prefecture & Kenrokuen in Ishikawa Prefecture), is a beautifully landscaped Japanese garden. There is a small pond in the middle of the garden with koi fish & some teahouses on the grounds. You may sample traditional green tea with some Japanese sweets for 500yen.
You can also see tea plantations.
The best times to go is during sakura (cherry blossom) season or in the fall when the leaves are changing color.
It takes about 1 hr to go around the garden.
Open daily 7:30am-6pm (April-Sept), 8am-5pm (Oct-Mar).
Entrance fee is 350yen/adult, 140yen/child.
Directions: Take a bus from Okayama Station & get off at Korakuen-Mae bus stop (about 15-20mins?).
Website: http://www.okayama-korakuen.jp (Japanese only)
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