Okayama’s Korakuen and its Night Illumination

Strolling around Korakuen, one of Japan’s most famous landscape gardens. Whilst conflicted of it’s “best three” rank, this was still an enjoyable visit evidenced by my return on the same night to see its night illumination.


Sorakuen: Traditional Japanese Garden with a mix of Western-influenced Meiji Era Buildings

An unexpectedly quiet stroll in Kobe City’s Sorakuen, a stroll-pond garden featuring a former houseboat decorated with rich lacquer. The former Hassam House relocated from Kitano-cho and an European-style stable is unique to this garden. A visit during the azalea or chrysanthemum season is highly recommended.