Sights in Okayama

Sight in Okayama

Bicchu Takahashi Old Town

The once thriving castle town around Matsuyama Castle has been preserved, so now travelers can visit well kept up residences of samurai, merchants and craftsmen

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Koraku-en Garden

Built in 1700 by Ikeda Tsunamasa, this traditional Japanese garden is the most popular site in Okayama and famous for its view of Okayama Castle. Along with Ken

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Inujima Island

Once home to a copper refinery, Inujima (Dog Island) now one of the locations of the Setouchi Triennale art festival. Visitors can wander the ruins of the refin

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Raikyu-ji Temple

This is a temple of the Rinzai school of Japanese Zen Buddhism in Takahashi's old preserved town in Okayama.

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Kurashiki

This city located in Okayama Prefecture contains a preserved canal area from the Edo era. Now, there are museums, shops, and exhibition in the former storehouse

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Okayama Castle

Okayama Castle is a hirayamajiro (hilltop castle) and was built in the 14th century.

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Ki Castle

Ki Castle, built on top of Kinojo Mountain, was constructed in the late 7th century by the Yamato Imperial court.

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Bitchu Matsuyama Castle

Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, also known as Takahashi Castle, is a yamashiro (mountain castle) built in 1240. It has one of the highest watchtowers in Japan.

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Kakuzan Park (Tsuyama Castle)

Tsuyama Castle, also known as Kakuzan Castle, was a hirayamajiro (hilltop castle) built in the 1440s. Kakuzan Park, where the castle remains are now located, is

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Ryokan Kurashiki

Located right on the canal banks in the heart of the historical quarter Kurashiki Bikan, Ryokan Kurashiki is a traditional inn with a long history.

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Okutsusou

Okutsusou is a traditional Japanese style inn, or 'ryokan', set amidst picturesque mountain streams. With eight guest rooms it's a perfect place to take a break

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Kibiji

The Kibiji district is famous for the Soja Kibiji Marathon at which participants run through historical sights such as the Bicchukokubun-ji Temple.