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.

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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 picked from the Hiruzen-kogen in Okayama, and made with chicken. In addition, they are mixed with a miso

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. Traveling from Tokyo to Fukuoka? You’ll be passing through Okayama!Photo Cred: Flickr user Kimon Berli

Okayama 1-day-tour Itinerary

Photo Cred: Flickr user asobitsuchiya 62276425@N00/33988171365/Okayama prefecture is perfect for a 1 or 2-day rest day between the larger and denser prefectures like Kyoto and Osaka, as many of the tourist destinations are focused on relaxing, like onsen and