The wonderful Ikeda Zoo located in Okayama will appeal to all nature enthusiasts. This zoo is home to many rare wild animals. Its visitors can also watch cute meerkats, zebras, and marmots. The friendliest representatives of the animal world live in a special zone for the youngest visitors. Here, children will be able to hold chickens and guinea pigs in hands, which guarantees lots of fun.
One of the most beautiful places in town is Handayama Botany Park where you can see many rare plants and flowers. The garden is especially beautiful during the cherry blossom season. Many beautiful flower beds are formed throughout its area in summer. The botanical garden lies on a hillside, and some of its areas offer a wonderful panoramic view of the surroundings.
In Okayama, nature lovers are also presented with a wide choice of interesting places to explore. Together with school-age children, it'd be nice to go for a walk in Nishigawa Canal Park. This is one of the most interesting city parks whose visitors can admire beautiful waterfalls, a canal system, interesting monuments, and many huge trees. Without leaving the city, its guests can find themselves surrounded by incredible natural splendor. Nishigawa Canal Park is beautiful at any time of the year. It is decorated with garlands for the New Year, and many people prefer to come here after dark. Okayama is a beautiful calm city where modern entertainment can be combined with staying in wonderful natural corners.