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Okayama Korakuen Garden


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One of Japan's three most celebrated gardens

Okayama Prefectural Tourism Federation


©Okayama Prefectural Tourism Federation


This quintessential Japanese garden was created roughly 300 years ago by the area’s daimyo domain lord. A symbol of the power of the samurai, Okayama Korakuen Garden is considered one of the three great gardens of Japan alongside Kanazawa’s Kenroku-en and Mito’s Kairakuen.
Time your visit to coincide with lunchtime to enjoy cuisine made with locally grown ingredients at Shikisai Japanese restaurant. Try the local specialty, bara sushi, which is rice topped with generous amounts of seafood and mountain vegetables. Alternatively, take a relaxing break in the garden’s teahouse over matcha green tea.
Pick up an audio guide at the main gate to learn more about the garden as you stroll.


©Okayama Prefectural Tourism Federation

How to get there

JR Okayama Station is about 45 minutes from Shin-Osaka Station by Shinkansen bullet train. It is 10 minutes by bus from JR Okayama Station to Korakuenmae bus stop. Alternatively, catch a tram from JR Okayama Station and get off at Shiroshita stop, from which it is a 10-minute walk.


1-5 Korakuen, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama-ken


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