Friday, December 3, 2010
Korakuen garden in Okayama City is ranked one of the top 3 gardens in Japan.
With its large lawns it is more like a park than a usual Japanese garden.
Earlier I posted on some of the details in the garden as well as the Lotus blossoming.
In the 133,000 square meters of garden are 6 shrines, tea houses, an archery range, several ponds, various groves, bridges, waterfalls, a greehouse with cactii, and a crane aviary.
The garden was completed in 1700 for the pleasure of the local Daimyo whose castle overlooks the garden.
The garden is open from 8 to 5 and entrance is 350yen. There are two entrances, one from the castle, and one from the south.