Kris’ parents arrived in Japan about a week ago and we have been busy exploring ever since! Last week we went to Okayama to visit the Korakuen Garden and the Okayama Castle. Kris and I have visited Okayama a few times but we have never made it to these sights before. The garden was stunning, and I can see why it’s rated one of the top three gardens in Japan. We were there in between blooming seasons (we just missed the Azalea and Wisteria), but everything was green and lush and I could only imagine being there during cherry blossom season. Korakuen garden was constructed in 1700 and was used to entertain special guests by a Japanese feudal lord or as they would say, daimyo. In 1884 Okayama prefecture was given ownership and the garden was open to the public.
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