Okayama Korakuen

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Beautiful scenery for every season! Take part in Japanese culture activities amongst the abundant nature of this park!

Around 300 years ago during the Edo period, the provincial lord of the Okayama domain, Ikeda Tsunamasa, created this magnificent garden as a place of relaxation, which rivals Kenrokuen (Kanazawa) and Kairakuen (Mito) as one of Japan’s three great garden parks. Okayama Korakuen draws visitors for its beautiful seasonal scenery, earning a maximum three-star rating from the Michelin Green Guide Japan. As a place to experience Japanese culture activities year-round, Okayama Korakuen has become an exceedingly popular spot for international tourists.

Detailed information

Phone number
1-5 Korakuen, Kita Ward, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture
How to get here
・20 min. by car from the Okayama Interchange
・A 25 min. walk from Okayama Station
・10 to 15 minutes by local bus between Okayama Station and the Korakuen-Mae Bus Stop bus terminal platform 1
 ●Korakuen Non-stop Bus (Note that the non-stop bus has different pricing)
    ・Korakuen Nonstop Bus (Okaden Bus)
    ・Okayama Korakuen Bus (Uno Bus)

 ●Bound for Fujiwara Danchi → Get off at Korakuen-Mae (Okaden Bus)

・4 min. by electric tramway from Okayama Station, a 10 min. walk after getting off at Shiroshita Station
・10 min. by taxi from Okayama Station (about 1.8 km)
Operating hours
Mar. 20 to Nov. 30: 7:30 AM to 6 PM (last entry 5:45 PM)
Oct. 1 to Mar. 19: 8 AM to 5 PM (last entry 4:45 PM)
* Park opening/closing times may change due to held events.
Days closed
Parking space
・Normal vehicles: 570 spots, 100 yen per hour
・Buses: 10 spots, 610 yen for one day
Adults: 400 yen (ages 15 to 64, not including middle/high school students)
Seniors: (ages 65 and up) 140 yen
* High school students and below are admitted free of charge with ID

■Group Tickets (parties of 20 or more)
Adults: 320 yen Seniors: 112 yen

■Japanese Culture Activity (Origami)
(Event Days) In general, the first and third Friday of every month from 10 AM to 3 PM (Location) Shinden Rest House 
* Location/time subject to change.
* Free admission. However, in some situations materials may come at a price.
* Participation requires paying to enter the park.

■Fan Tossing Game
(Event Days) In general, the first Monday and fourth Thursday of every month from 10 AM to 1 PM
(Location) Kakumei-kan or Kakumei-kan Hon-kan
* Location/time subject to change.
* Free admission. * Participation requires
paying to enter the park.

* Last updated Oct. 15, 2018
* Prices, hours, holidays, and menus are also subject to change.