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Okayama Korakuen Garden

Okayama Korakuen Garden Tours and Activities

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One of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, Okayama Korakuen Garden was commissioned by regional ruler Tsunamasa Ikeda in 1686 and took over 14 years to complete. Today, the 13-hectare garden is a protected public park and retains its original appearance despite undergoing extensive restoration in the post-World War II years.

Its vast grassy lawn is Korakuen’s most unique attribute, but for many visitors, it’s the traditional Japanese features that draw the most attention, like the immaculately clipped bonsai trees, the blossom trees that bloom with color each spring and the network of water ways bridged by dainty stepping stones and narrow wooden footbridges. Climb to the top of the Yuishin-zan hill for a view over the garden and the neighboring Okayama Castle, gaze out over the central lake from the Enyo-tei tea house, then follow the walkways to discover the plum and cherry orchard, small tea plantation and rice field, and cages of rare red-crowned cranes.

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Okayama Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Okayama Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Okayama! The jewel of Okayama City is Korakuen Garden, considered one of Japan's top three gardens. You can enjoy pink cherry blossoms in the spring, multi-colored maple trees in autumn, and the crow-black exterior of nearby Okayama Castle all year. Okayama also serves as a transportation hub, linking the Shinkansen to rail service on Shikoku Island. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.08
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Private Walking Tour to Feel the Japanese Beauty in Kurashiki

Private Walking Tour to Feel the Japanese Beauty in Kurashiki

Okayama City and Kurashiki City, two of the most popular areas in the Chugoku and Setouchi regions of Japan, are home to many of Okayama Prefecture's most distinctive tourist attractions. Okayama City is dotted with spots where you can enjoy art, focusing on traditional Japanese beauty such as the gorgeous tower of Okayama Castle and a Japanese garden. Kurashiki City is also a must-see for its historical townscape, which was once a place for the stocking of goods, as well as offering a unique taste of Western culture. Some of the highlights of the tour include Okayama Korakuen Garden which has been awarded three stars by the Michelin Guide for its beautiful scenery, and the historical Kurashiki Bikan Area, which has been compared to the streets of Kyoto and is of great historical value. This tour is recommended for those who want to explore not only the popular sightseeing spots, but also an in-depth exploration of Japanese cultural sensibilities.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.08
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$112.08
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Okayama Custom Full Day Tour

Okayama Custom Full Day Tour

This private and customizable tour for Okayama is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.
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  • 8 hours
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$215.18
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$215.18
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Okayama Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Okayama Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Okayama! The jewel of Okayama City is Korakuen Garden, considered one of Japan's top three gardens. You can enjoy pink cherry blossoms in the spring, multi-colored maple trees in autumn, and the crow-black exterior of nearby Okayama Castle all year. Okayama also serves as a transportation hub, linking the Shinkansen to rail service on Shikoku Island. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
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$89.66
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Watch Kyogen performances at Okayama Korakuen

Watch Kyogen performances at Okayama Korakuen

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In addition to watching Kyogen, you will learn the historical background of Korakuen and Kyogen. After the performance, you can go up to the Noh stage, which is not usually open to the public. This experience is offered in Japanese, with readings in Japanese and English, making it a great experience for a wide variety of people. Kyogen is said to come from the same source as Noh, also a traditional Japanese art form. While Noh is based on myths and historical stories and mainly consists of dance, Kyogen is a comedic performance of stories from daily life. It does not use any large-scale stage set but expresses everything with words and gestures. Kyogen is characterized by its ability to take ordinary people's daily lives and folk tales and turn them into a "joke" by highlighting human habits and natures. They will perform:10/1, 10/22, 11/26; Snail, and 9/17, 9/24, 10/15, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19; Buddist priest.
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  • 1 hour
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$22.42
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Okayama Custom Half Day Tour

Okayama Custom Half Day Tour

This private and customizable tour for Okayama is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.
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  • 4 hours
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$123.73
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Should I book Okayama Korakuen Garden tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Okayama Korakuen Garden can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Okayama Korakuen Garden 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Okayama Korakuen Garden costs USD 22.42. Guided Okayama Korakuen Garden tours start around USD 22.42 per person.
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