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    A HIDDEN PRIVATE GARDEN

    by heywinks Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    KeiKaen, Japanese garden

    A visit to KEIKAEN GARDEN in the town of Takebe, Okayama will heighten your aroma senses. This garden, overlooking rice fields & farmland, is filled with flora & fauna & birds. There are greenhouses with cactus, goldfish ponds, aloe, & plants that I don`t know the names of (ha ha!)), parrots, pheasants, & other birds.
    Located here is also a teahouse & of course a souvenir shop selling Japanese sweets.
    Located about 8 min. by car from Takebe International Villa, near the train tracks.
    300yen/adult admission fee. Open 9am-6pm, closed Dec 29-Jan 2.

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    KRONENBERG- A GERMAN PARK

    by heywinks Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This German theme park is located on a mountain top in Okayama. Here you can eat German sausages & drink beer! There are a few restaurants serving German/Japanese food, alot of souvenir shops selling German goods & Okayama local goods, excellent landscaped gardens, a children`s playground, & an animal petting area.

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  • Many people speed through...

    by Lao_Dawei Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Many people speed through Okayama on the Shinkansen on their way to Hiroshima and Kyushu and never get off. They are missing a lot of genuininely interesting expereinces by not doing so.

    Though the castle is a rather poor recreation of the one destroyed in the war, the park which surrounds it is very pretty.

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