OkayamaOkayama 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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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.
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 Kenroku-en Garden and Kairaku-en Garden, it is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. Koraku-en Garde
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 a famous hanami ("cherry blossom viewing") spot.
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 refinery, take in permanent art installations and camp out on the beach if staying overnight. Located 8 m
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 storehouses along the canal.
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
The Bikan Historic Quarter of Kurashiki is split by a picturesque canal and home to a number of different museums.
A 7-minute drive from Shin-Kurashiki Train Station, hotel Bingoya features a beautiful garden, traditional Japanese cuisine, and Japanese-style rooms with free Wi-Fi and garden views. It's a pet-friendly hotel, and it provides fre
Situated in Mimasaka, 12 km from Okayama International Circuit, Yunogokan features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. Every room is equipped with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room.
Toyoko Inn Okayama-eki Higashi-guchi
This Toyoko branch offers free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV with pay channels in air-conditioned rooms. It features a free daily breakfast and free use of a microwave oven and lobby computer.
Opened in July 2013, Torii-Kuguru offers free Wi-Fi, bicycle rentals and a launderette. This non-smoking property features a garden and a shared kitchen, a 10-minute walk from JR Okayama Station. Guests can relax in a shared loung
Okayama Green Hotel
Okayama Green Hotel is located in Okayama, 1.4 km from Kōrakuen and 1.4 km from Okayama castle. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.
Hotel Mielparque Okayama
Mielparque Okayama is a 5-minute walk from the downtown area and a 7-minute walk from JR Okayama Train Station. It offers a restaurant, bicycle rental and rooms with free Wi-Fi. Guest rooms are fitted with air conditioning and he
Toyoko Inn Okayama-eki Nishiguchi Hiroba
This Toyoko branch is just a minute’s walk from the convention centre and the west exit of the Okayama bus terminal. Modern rooms have a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi.