Sunday, September 2, 2012

Korakuen Garden

Korakuen is a garden next to the Okayama Castle that was created by the Ikeda clan when they had control of the castle and surrounding area. Construction started in 1687 and was completed in 1700. This is one of the three great gardens of Japan.

 This was our view upon entering the garden
 View of the Enyo-tei House. This house was used to receive daimyo, or lords, when they visited the gardens.

 Yashi-no-inari jinja. A shrine within the garden area.
 A view of a bridge, with the tea house and Jigendo Hall visible in the background.
 A view of Okayama castle from the garden
 Another view of the castle from the garden
 The Enyo-tei House.
A lantern stands alone along a stream.

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