Parque Okayama Park, San José

Meet one of the most visited places of San José, the Okayama Park, and discover its relation with Japan

Parque Okayama, San José
Parque Okayama
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Okayama Park is one of the most visited city’s parks by the locals and one that you should not miss on your visit to San José.

Parque Okayama Park, Costa Rica
Parque Okayama Park, Costa Rica
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It is also known as “the Chinese Park” and it is a work of the Costa Rican architect Mayela Fallas which was built to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the town-twinning between San José and Okayama (Japan). The design of the park is very peculiar because it is based on the Feng Shui´s philosophy with beautiful paths and flowery islets that makes it an ideal place to walk and rest.

One of its attractions is The Momotaro Statue, a present that the Japanese city made to San José and which culminates the highest point of the park. It has also different sport facilities like a soccer field and children´s game areas, as well as a bridge-tunnel, a garden of white stones, an amphitheatre, and a pond.

The park is very crowded during weekends and, unlike other parks, you can visit it at night, because it has a good lighting. You should know that this is a very commercial area, in case you are planning to go shopping.

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Between 62nd and 65th avenues, in the district of San Francisco de Dos Ríos, San José.

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