Okayama Articles

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 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

The Best Times to Visit Okayama

A Pleasant Spring StrollOkayama is home to a kilometer-long blossom viewing road, considered one of the premier Hanami spots in Japan. The Asahi River Sakura Road is a long stretch of Sakura trees (about 200 hundred of them!) right next to the Asahi River. Dur

First Time in Okayama

Photo Cred: Flickr user zengame 12873985@N00/33619641352/Korakuen Seen all of the gardens around Japan? Think you’ve seen it all? Try visiting Korakuen! The 300-year old garden has gone through some revivals after the second world war, and the progress shows:

Surprise in Okayama

When I visited Korakuen garden in Okayama last year, they had opened one of the buildings that usually aren’t open to the public (the Kakumei-kan Hall). As I walked in, I thought it was simply a nice big old house of some sort but then a door opened and a man