HOMENature’s Enchanting Beauty

Seasonal Japanese landscapes
Nature’s Enchanting Beauty

Cherry Blossoms

For those visiting Okayama, the area’s spring cherry blossoms and autumn foliage offer the
most spectacular views.

Asahi River Sakura Road

Asahi River Sakura Road

Asahi River Sakura Road

Every year, the banks of the Asahi River spring to life as approximately 200 cherry trees come into bloom. The area is crowded with food stalls during the Okayama Sakura Carnival, and at night the trees are illuminated for a magnificent sight.

Location
Eastern bank of the Asahi River, Okayama City
Access
3 minutes on foot from Okayama Korakuen Garden

Okayama Korakuen Garden

Asahi River Sakura Road

In spring, some 280 cherry trees come into bloom both inside and outside the garden.

Okayama Korakuen Garden

Handayama Botanical Garden,Okayama City

Asahi River Sakura Road

The trees are also illuminated, allowing visitors to enjoy the garden flush with the color of cherry blossoms even at night.

Location
3-1 Hokaiin, Kita Ward, Okayama City
Telephone Number
086-252-4183
Opening Hours
9:00 am - 4:30 pm (Admission until 4:00 pm)
Closed
Tuesdays (or the following day if Tuesday is a holiday, with variations expected in March and April) and New Year's Holiday
Fee/Fare
Adults ¥308
Access
15 minutes by bus from JR Okayama Sta., 5 minutes on foot from “Shokubutsuen-guchi” bus stop.
Website
http://www.okayama-park.or.jp/facility/handayama

Okayama Korakuen Garden

Okayama Korakuen Garden

The “Chishio-no-mori Grove,” Okayama’s quintessential display of autumn foliage, is a notable sight featuring some 100 maple trees.

Okayama Korakuen Garden

Okayama Castle

Okayama Castle

Okayama Castle also makes for a wonderful location for taking autumn foliage pictures!

Okayama Castle

Omizuen Garden

Omizuen Garden

At Omizuen Garden, trees with leaves dyed in autumn colors surround the tea-room-like building located on the banks of a pond. With roots tracing back to the 18th century, Omizuen Garden was a daimyo’s garden during the Edo Period. The garden also features cherry blossoms for a complementary springtime scene.

Location
803 Ashimori, Kita Ward, Okayama City
Telephone Number
086-295-0981
Opening Hours
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed
Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a holiday) and New Year's Holiday
Fee/Fare
Free
Access
45 minutes by bus from JR Okayama Sta., to “Ashimori Yubinkyoku-mae”, and than 5 minutes on foot
Website
http://www.city.okayama.jp/museum/omizuen

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