Okayama

About Okayama

Okayama prefecture is situated along the Seto inland sea across from Shikoku. Just 15 minutes outside the capital city, visitors can enjoy the preserved old canal area of Kurashiki. The canals and streets are lined with shops, restaurants and historical museums. Okayama is also famous for Bizen ware (Bizen-yaki) which is a type of red-colored​ Japanese pottery made without glaze but instead gets its design from ash taken from wood-burning kilns. Bizen is named after the town of Imbe formerly known as Bizen province. This prefecture is also the setting for the popular fairy tale Momotaro, about a boy born from inside a peach, so you'll find peach-related memorabilia everywhere.

Places to visit in Okayama

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Sights in Okayama

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Cafe Yukuli

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Yukuli is a cafe and espresso bar in Okayama. The German chef welcomes guests in English and German.

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Snoopy Town Shop (Okayama)

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About 5 minutes on foot from Okayama station, this shop is located in the Aeon Mall and specializes in goods from the Peanuts Gang. Named after their beloved do

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Kojima Jeans Street

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The first jeans 'made in Japan' were made at this very street in 1960. Kojima Jeans Street is located in Okayama City, which is famous for producing denim. Orig

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Mahoroba

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This campground offers visitors the experience of what it was like to live in the ancient times in Japan. In ancient Japanese, "Mahoroba" means "good place". It

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La Malle De Bois

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Beginning its service on April 9th, 2016, this tourist train connects Okayama Station and Uno Port from which a ferry will take travelers to Naoshima Island. Th

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Handayama Botanical Garden

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Handayama Botanical Garden is a vast garden with over 150,000 trees of 3200 different varieties, and is famous especially during cherry blossom season.

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Okayama Food Guide

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Hiruzen YakisobaOkayama Stir-fried noodles, or Yakisoba, aren’t your regular Yakisoba. What makes Hiruzen Yakisoba special, is that it is made with cabbage pick

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Okayama Access Guide

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Okayama is the perfect stop for anyone that is interested in traveling to the major areas of Japan, as it connects to the Kyushu, Shikoku, and Kanto regions. Tr

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Okayama 1-day-tour Itinerary

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Photo Cred: Flickr user asobitsuchiya [email protected]/33988171365/Okayama prefecture is perfect for a 1 or 2-day rest day between the larger and denser prefecture

Hotels in Okayama

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Learn By Doing

Hotel in Okayama

Featuring free property-wide WiFi and a shared lounge, Learn by Doing offers modern hostel accommodation that went through a renovation in April 2012. A free pi

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Hotel River Side Okayama

Hotel in Okayama

Hotel River Side Okayama is located in Okayama, 1.3 km from Kōrakuen. Every room comes with a flat-screen TV. Hotel River Side Okayama features free WiFi throu

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Hotel Crea (Adult Only)

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Designed for adults only, this love hotel is located a 20-minute drive from JR Okayama Station. The love hotel boasts a 70-inch flat-screen TV with free video-o

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Hotel Free Style Okayama

Hotel in Okayama

Set in Okayama, 5 km from Kōrakuen, Hotel Free Style Okayama features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

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Yubaraonsen Yubaranoyado Komeya

Hotel in Okayama

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Yubaraonsen Yubaranoyado Komeya offers pet-friendly accommodation in Makago. Free private parking is available on site. E

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Okayama Guesthouse Moko

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Okayama Guesthouse Moko is set in Okayama, less than 1 km from JR Bizen-Ichinomiya Station. Kibitsuhiko Shrine is a 11-minute walk away, while Kibitsu Shrine is

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