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Korakuen Garden


Korakuen Garden

The construction of Korakuen was ordered by feudal lord (daimyo) Ikeda Tsunamasa in 1687. It was completed in 1700 as a place of entertainment for important guests and the ruling family. Public visitors were occasionally permitted. The garden became property of the Okayama Prefecture in 1884 after the end of the feudal era. It was then opened to the public and retained its original appearance from the Edo Period. However, it suffered damage from floods in 1934 as well as from air raids during WWII. Thanks to well-kept records and paintings from the Edo Period, it was restored with small changes.

Korakuen Garden is unique for its spacious lawn gardens. It also consists of typical features that make a Japanese landscape garden. This includes walking paths, streams, a large pond, and a hill that overlooks the garden. Plum trees and maple trees are also found in the garden, along with tea and rice fields, an archery range, and a crane aviary. Next to the Korakuen Garden is the Okayama Castle, which is used as borrowed scenery. Korakuen Garden is managed as historical cultural asset and is protected as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty.

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Seasonal Gardens of Japan: Autumn Leaves 2020 - 10/25

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $6998.00

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Delve into the natural beauty and spirit of Japan which inspired the craftsmanship of the Japanese Garden. Along the way, visit a professional garden designer who can give you further insight into these living artworks.
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