One of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, Okayama Korakuen is holding Special late-night garden opening,Fantasy Garden (Genso-Teien) until Aug. 31.
This garden is so easy to go from JR Okayama Station. About 10 min. or so by street car.
I go there with my family every summer night and enjoy night-excursion. Also there are many other families backing home town during Obon holidays. The air feels cooler than other downtown area because good cool wind blows in the wide garden at night.
I enjoyed music show there. Okayama castle in limelight is just hidden behind a tree in this picture.
This event usually ends in mid-August. However, it is held longer this year. Number of light is a little fewer than last year, but it is good to be able to enjoy night walking until the end of August.
Bad news is that fee went up into 400 yen because of the prefectural financial problem.
Anyway, enjoy your summer holiday!