This garden is another member of 日本三名園 Nihon Sanmeien, Three Great Gardens of Japan. The other 2 gardens are: Kairakuen of Mito and Kenrokuen of Kanazawa. Unlike my epic weather failed Kairakuen visit, this time, it was only cloudy and did not rain. LOL Celebration! hahaThis beautiful park was a 25min stroll from the Okayama station. Simply beautiful.
I actually did this as a stop over thing. I really did not want to spend lunch time in the train. What’s not to like about spending lunch time in a beautiful park? So glad that I did it 😀 I did not feed the beer to the Koi fishes, but they’re very attracted to it LOL
Inside the park there’re snacks / small eat shops. Any hungry person can just waltz into the park and have a great time without any prep 😉
Where was I?
Okayama Korakuen Garden
1-5 Korakuen, Kita Ward, Okayama, Okayama Prefecture 703-8257, Japan
Official site: http://www.okayama-korakuen.jp/english/
Entrance fee: JPY400 / adult
My favourite garden in Japan? Ritsurin, Takamatsu
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Wow! Love those amazing pictures and what a wonderful place!
The openness of this garden makes it a different experience.
Thank you for dropping by, Tony. I was drinking beer when I was visiting the garden 😛 In my tipsy self, I was having a different garden experience 😛
Really, drinking beer while walking around Korakuen? You sound Australian.
This girl is South African 😛
Beautiful images and story Joyce, you keep reminding me I have seen so little of Japan, only done Kenrokuen and it was magical, how is your draft of the Real guide to Japan going?
Thank you for being such a regular, Denis 😀 Don’t say that, I’m sure you’ve been to a bunch that I haven’t even thought of.
RE: real guide to Japan – I remember your comment back then and started to do some research on how to write guide books and things. I’m still at the planning phrase. Once I got some pages together, you’ll be the first to know and you’ll be tagged 😉
I am not sure of the Romanji spelling but “Yurukanai” Joyce and yes keep me informed.
Your pictures are wonderful! The park looks so peaceful and serene.
I’ve been to Kenrokuen of Kanazawa! Japanese gardens are almost surreal… I felt like a human miniature among all the perfectly manicured lawns and trees.
Hmm the fish must have had a taste of beer before, hence the attraction! 😆
Ja, I’m always amazed by the perfect manicured lawns. It looked so unreal!
For the fishes’ sake, I hope they’ve never tasted beer. *LOL* 😀
Beautiful photos! Looks like an amazing garden.
Thank you for visiting, Barron 😀 It was an amazing garden indeed.
It looks like a fairy tale! I hope some day to visit it.
Hey! Good to see your comment. Which reminds me that I need to catch up on your blog. Fingers crossed that internet man is coming tomorrow. (I’m still at ‘borrowed’ wifi)
This garden is a beauty indeed. It’s easy access and a pleasant city stroll from the Okayama station 😀
I am still trying to figure out a time to do my posts as well 😀 so not to worry. But I love your photos! They are just amazing!