Korakuen Garden

岡山県/岡山市北区
後楽園

Description
This is one of Japan's three great parks, created in 1700 under the instruction of Ikeda Tsunamasa, as a representation of the "Genroku" culture of the Edo period(1603-1868). The garden has the "Enyotei" area as the center of the garden, where views of Okayama Castle and the surrounding area can be enjoyed. The park boasts an area of 133,000 square meters, with many amazing sites such as a Noh theatre stage, Mount Yuishin, a plum grove as well as Chishio forest.


Address
700-0000
岡山県 岡山市北区 岡山県岡山市北区後楽園1-5
Nearby Car Night Spots
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Shintozan No.2 Parking Lot
1,500JPY per night
Okayama Onoe, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi
3.00
(1)
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SORAUMI
1,100JPY per night
Okayama Chikko, Tamano-shi,
4.65
(20)
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Heisei Rent-a-Car Kojima Ekimae
1,000JPY per night
岡山県 倉敷市児島駅前
5.00
(1)
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Toraichian parking lot
1,000JPY per night
Hiroshima Fukuyama-shi, Shinichi-machi, Shinichi
5.00
(1)
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Guest House SAKAZUKI
2,000JPY per night
Tokushima Mima City
3.00
(0)
Parking
Entrance
星降る高原キャンプ場
1,000JPY per night
兵庫県 神崎郡神河町上小田
3.50
(2)
Parking
station
Awa Kamiyama Station
1,000JPY per night
Tokushima Ken Jinryo, Myozai Gun Kamiyama Cho
3.00
(0)
Parking
Entrance
Miki House by the beach
1,800JPY per night
Tokushima Ken Obaracho, Tokushima Shi,
5.00
(2)
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Sky Terrace Daisen
1,500JPY per night
Tottori Kamo, Daisen-cho Saihaku-gun
4.67
(3)
Nearby Activities
There is no nearby activities
Ranking Stations
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SORAUMI
1,100JPY per night
Okayama Chikko, Tamano-shi,
4.65
(20)
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INAKA Backpacker House <1>
1,500JPY per night
Ishikawa Kawashiri, Anamizu-machi Hosu-gun
5.00
(11)
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Naguri Fire pit garden
3,500JPY per night
Saitama Shimonaguri, Hanno-shi,
5.00
(8)
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Entrance ViVA
Hirata Shopping center ViVA
500JPY per night
Shimane Ken Hiratacho, Izumo Shi
4.18
(11)
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The Old Bus
5,000JPY per night
Shizuoka Nishiura Kuryo, Numazu-shi
4.50
(8)
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Yukaraku Hadano
2,160JPY per night
神奈川県 秦野市平沢
4.10
(10)
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Coffee stand.You can use laundry till 1 am.
Three points in Local
1,500JPY per night
Shizuoka Ken Nakajo, Hamamatsu Shi Hamakita Ku
4.57
(7)
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Overview
Ofuro Cafe Yumoriza
1,000JPY per night
Mie Prefecture Yokkaichi City Ikuwa Cho
4.25
(8)
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RV Park Miura
3,000JPY per night
Kanagawa Hassemachi Wada, Miura-shi
4.80
(5)
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The station entrance is in front of Star Home's main office with a red roof and in the back of the parking lot.
Hayama RV-SITE by Star Home
4,500JPY per night
Kanagawa Kamiyamaguchi, Hayama-cho, Miura-gun
4.60
(5)
Activity
Experience diving in Izu (For beginners)
11,500JPY per person
静岡県 伊東市富戸
5.00
(4)
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Guild House Tokamachi
500JPY per night
Nigata Tokamachi-shi
5.00
(4)
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CarstayStation Nizyohukui
2,000JPY per night
Fukuoka Nijo Fukui, Itoshima-shi,
4.50
(4)
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Southern Yatsugatake - Sudama Hotspring - Wakamiko
2,500JPY per night
Yamanashi Sutamacho Wakamiko, Hokuto-shi
5.00
(3)
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Mount Tsukuba Share Space Muku Muku
3,969JPY per night
Ibaraki Tsukuba, Tsukuba-shi,
5.00
(3)
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Bourgain's Forest | B.Y.O. BBQ Facilities | Awesome View
3,800JPY per night
Saga Hamatamamachi Yokotashimo, Karatsu-shi
5.00
(3)
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Country lifestyle experience by country backpacker
13,500JPY per person
Ishikawa Iwaguruma, Anamizu-machi Hosu-gun
5.00
(3)
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Backcountry Backpacker's House <2>
2,500JPY per night
Ishikawa Hosu-gun, Iwaguruma Anamizu-machi
5.00
(3)
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Kawaji Telephone Exchange Center Parking lot
1,500JPY per night
Tochigi Kawaji Hot Spring Kogen, Nikko City
4.25
(4)
Nearby Drive Spots
History
吉備津神社
Kibitsu Shrine
A shrine whose construction date is unknown. The main shrine God is known as Ookibitsu no Mikoto, and was revered as the great shrine of the Kibikuni area (which included Okayama, Hiroshima and parts of other areas). Ashikaga Yoshimitsy, who instructed the construction of the shrine, is said to have used the "Hiyoku Irimoya Zukuri" style, which a traditional Japanese Shinto architectural style characterized by four dormer gables, two per lateral side, on the roof of a very large main shrine. The place was designated as a national treasure and is famous for its 398 meter long passageway It is also famous for being the setting of the legend of "Ura Taiji" featured in Japanese folt tale "Momotaro(The peach boy)".
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直島
Naoshima Islands
This is an island in Kagawa prefecture, that is situated in the Setouchi coast. This island is in fact famous for art exhibits, and hosts many art museums and exhibits, such as the "pumpkin" exhibition of Kazuyo Kusama, and attracts many art enthusiasts from around the world.
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鷲羽山
Mount Washu
A 133m high mountain situated in Kurashiki City. Facing the Seto Inland Sea, it has an observation platform with views of the entire Great Seto bridge as well as numerous islands. It was named due to its resemblance to an eagle spreading its wings There is an ancient tomb between the middle of mountain and the summit which is a particular highlight.
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五色台
Goshikidai Plateau
This is a mountain that protrudes out into the Setouchi coast, located in Kagawa prefecture. The name originates from a Chinese legend, and there are five mountains named with the colors of red, yellow, blue, black and white, hence the name "Go-iro" which means "5 colors". The Shiromine Temple and Negoro Temple, which were recognized by the Japanese poet and author Kukai as one of the "88 holy places of Shikoku" is also nearby. The mountain and coastal area also give way to stunning views.
History
備中松山城
Bitchu Matsuyama Castle
This is a castle built in 1240 by Akiba Saburo Shigenobu. It is situated at the top of the 430 meter tall Mount Gagyu, and among Japan's remaining castle towers, is located at the highest location in Japan. During the battle of Bicchu in 1574, the large castle walls were built, and became a great fortress stronghold. During the months of October to April, it is possible to see the clouds below, giving it the alternate nickname of "The heavenly castle".
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栗林公園
Ritsurin Garden
This is a famous park in Takamatsu city. With Mount Shiun in the background, there are 6 ponds and 13 man made mountain areas, which boasts 400 years of history. There are various seasonal flowers that bloom from the trees in this areas, making it a park that constantly changes with the seasons, and its sheer variety of flora has meant that it has become known as a park with a "new view with every step taken".
History
丸亀城
Marugame Castle
This is a castle which was built in 1602 by Ikoma Chikamasa. It is one of Japan's 12 remaining castle towers, and is famous for being built on Japan's tallest castle stone hill of 66 meters, giving it the name of the "stone castle". Visitors can also see a wooden model of the castle which was originally created as a proposal submitted to the Edo Bakufu Shogunate.
Onsen
こんぴら温泉
Konpira Onsen
An Onsen built in 1997, situated in the western part of Kagawa prefecture, this is often a stop off spot for those visiting the shrine of Konpira Shrine. The local area is known for its special production of udon, with many restaurants serving unique types of udon noodle, as well as a Japanese sake museum built from a sake storage facility.※Credit:旅と温泉の無料写真素材 おんふぉと http://on-photo.com/
History
金刀比羅宮
Konpira Shrine
This is the main shrine of the Konpira Shrine group, but its construction date is not known. It hosts the Gods known as Oomononushi no Mikoto and Emperor Sutoku, and is particularly revered by fishermen and mariners, due to the temple Gods acting as protectors for those at sea. The shrine has enjoyed popularity due to its unique souvenir of a gold emblem being imprinted onto a circular trinket. The path up to the temple is long, with 1368 stone steps.
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国営讃岐まんのう公園
Sanuki Mannou National Government Park
This is Shikoku's only nationally governed park, located in Kagawa prefecture. The park contains natural habitats for animals, a flower garden and an auto camping area. The area is particularly popular as a seasonal park as there are various varieties of flowers for all seasons, and for which there are seasonal festival events held regularly throughout the year.
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神庭の滝
Kanba Falls
This is a waterfall in central Okayama prefecture. It has a height of 110m, making it the highest in Western Japan. The area is also habitat to wild Japanese monkeys. The area is also popular for autumn leaf (momiji) viewing.
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父母ヶ浜海岸
Chichibugahama Beach
This is a sandy beach facing the Setouchi coast in the western part of Kagawa prefecture. With its stunningly clear salt waters, it is known as the "heavenly mirror" as it is an ideal photo spot to take a picture of a landscape, with it faithfully reflected by the sea. This has made the area particularly popular for photographers, as well as holidaygoers who visit the area in the summer for beach and water activities.
History
高屋神社
Takaya Shrine
This shrine hosts the Gods known as Ninigi no Mikoto, Ukemochi no KamiKonohano-sakuyahime no Mikoto, with the main shrine hall at the top of the 407 meter Mount Inazumi. Its construction date is known. From the top area (which is 270 steps up) visitors can see views of the whole of Kannonji Temple along with the Setouchi coast, which has given the shrine the alternate moniker of "The heavenly Torii gate". Night views are equally as stunning, drawing numerous photographers to the area regardless of the time of day.
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帝釈峡
Taishakukyo Gorge
This is a canyon of 18 km in length in the eastern part of Hiroshima prefecture. It is famous for its natural bridge, Onbashi, formed by the erosion of limestone over the years by river water. In addition, in Lake Shinryu, there are numerous stunning views such as the greenery in spring, the autumn leaves, and the numerous water birds that inhabit the area.
History
姫路城
Himeji Castle
This is Japan's only world heritage castle built in 1346 under the instruction of Akamatsu Sadanori. It is one of Japan's 12 castle towers and one of 5 registered as a national treasure in Japan. It is also known as one Japan's three greatest castles. It was expanded by its respective castle owners such as Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Ikeda Terumasa during the Sengoku era(1467-1600), to become the impressive castle that it is today. Due to its impressive white appearance, it is also known as the "White Egret castle".
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蒜山高原
Hiruzen Kogen
This is a highland area in Norther Okayama prefecture of an altitude of 500-600 meters. It has Japan's largest jersey cow field as well as numerous camping facilities, and attracts many visitors that wish to escape from the heat. It is said that the area inhabits a ghost known as "Suiton" which is said to appear, and statues of it exist around the area.
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鳴門の渦潮
Naruto Whirlpools
A bridge that connects Naruto city and South Awaji city, it is a swirling lake area that spreads from the Naruto strait. The water swirls here can reach sizes of up to 30 meters, which is said to be one of the largest in the world.
Onsen
三朝温泉
Misasa Onsen
This is a hot spring in the centre of Tottori prefecture. With 900 years of history, the onsen was loved by writers such as Yosano Akiko, Nogushi Ujo and Shiga Naoya. The area was known as a place of healing - so much so, that it was known as the place "where illness disappears by the third day of being here". Along both sides of Mitoku River, there are various traditional Japanese Ryokan, making this a popular onsen town to experience the nostalgia of the Japan of times past.
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眉山
Mount Bizan
This is a mountain in the Tokushima prefecture. The name comes from the fact that it resembles the shape of an eyebrow in any perspective from which it is viewed. The surrounding area has a park, ropeway and driveway facilities. The contrasting views of the sunset along with the Yoshino River make this a particularly attractive spot for visitors.
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かずら橋
Iya Kazura Bridge
This is a bridge in the west part of Tokushima prefecture that traverses a valley. It is said that when Minamoto clan built this bridge, it was made by tying several tree roots together, so that it could be severed at any time to be able to escape. The 42 meter bridge has various gaps in the flooring, making it quite the adrenaline rush.