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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Yoshii Ryokan

Yoshii Ryokan is located in Kurashiki, 300 metres from Shinkeien Garden. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. All rooms have a flat-screen TV. Each room in

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Motoyu

Offering a children's playground and hot spring bath, Motoyu is located in Nishiawakura, 36 km from Tottori. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free WiFi is offe

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Select Grand Kagayamanaka

Set 6 km from Yamashiro Onsen in Kaga, Select Grand Kagayamanaka features a restaurant and free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at

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Yukai Resort Yamanaka Grand Hotel

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and hot spring bath, Yukai Resort Yamanaka Grand Hotel is located in Kaga in the Ishikawa Region, 3.9 km from Yamashiro Onsen.

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Yukai Resort New Maruya Hotel Annex

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Yukai Resort New Maruya Hotel Annex offers accommodation in Kaga, 7 km from Yamashiro Onsen. Free private parking i

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Yoshinoya Irokuen

Set in Kaga, 5 km from Yamashiro Onsen, Yoshinoya Irokuen features free WiFi access and free private parking. Each room comes with a shared bathroom. You can

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