Korakuen Garden

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Kōraku-en is a Japanese garden located in Okayama, Okayama Prefecture. It is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, along with Kenroku-en and Kairaku-en. Korakuen was built in 1700 by Ikeda Tsunamasa, lord of Okayama. The garden reached its modern form in 1863. [Wikipedia]



1-5 Korakuen, Kita Ward, Okayama, 703-8257 (Directions)


7:30 - 18:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 7:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 7:30 - 18:00
Thursday 7:30 - 18:00
Friday 7:30 - 18:00
Saturday 7:30 - 18:00
Sunday 7:30 - 18:00
Holidays 7:30 - 18:00



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General Amenities

  • Baby-friendly


  • Barrier-free access

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