For foreigners living in Japan, or even avid kanji readers, the term Koraku might be familiar. Loosely translated, it means enjoying after, and this exactly was the guiding principle for the park's construction, with the feudal lord at the time wanting to enjoy only after his subjects and people had thoroughly enjoyed. True enough, up till this day, people have been enjoying this park throughout the seasons. Of particular interest though, are the beautiful pink and white colors of plum blossoms every February. They have to be seen to be believed!
Find out more about Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens.
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I entered the land of the rising sun a while back in 2011, and have been working as a salaryman ever since. Still, this doesn't mean that I don't manage to get around. My friends know me as an avid food and travel fan, and there are a couple of days, when we would just explore what Japan has to offer.And let me tell you, from a foreigner's eyes such as myself, Japan truly is beauty, and this beauty can be found even in the most uncommon of places. For people like me that only have such a short time during weekends to relax, I am here to show you that there are alternatives to the famed Kyoto or Osaka. Let me take you on a journey!