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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Korakuen Garden

Koraku-en is situated on the middle sandbar of the Asahi-gawa, a river flowing through the city of Okayama. It was laid out in 1686 by order of Ikeda Tsunamasa, who ruled this region at that time. It is said to have taken 14 years to complete the garden. The garden is arranged to take in water from the river, which then runs via a zigzag brook into a pond and down in a waterfall. The spirit of the Japanese tea ceremony has been incorporated in many ways. The extensive lawn and vast pond create an atmosphere that is as uplifting and relaxing as the regions mild climate. Korakuen is regarded as one of Japan's three most beautiful gardens, alongside Kairaku-en in the city of Mito and Kenroku-en in the city of Kanazawa.'

1-5 Korakuen, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama

Admission Fee
400 yen

Open throughout the year

JR Okayama Stn./Bus/15 min/Korakuen-mae Bus Stop/5-min. walk