Friday, December 3, 2010

Korakuen

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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.

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Earlier I posted on some of the details in the garden as well as the Lotus blossoming.

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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.

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The garden was completed in 1700 for the pleasure of the local Daimyo whose castle overlooks the garden.

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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.

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3 comments:

  1. OMG, what a place. Amazing pics as always.
    Thanx for sharing, have a nice time.

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  2. What a wonderful place ....and wonderful pics!
    Thanks a lot.
    I miss Japan :(

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  3. Gorgeous! You should sell your photos to them for postcards!

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