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Okayama

Home of Momotaro and Koraku-en garden

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Okayama City

Okayama City

Okayama City is the capital of Okayama Prefecture. With a population of over 700,000 people it makes it a comfortable city to...

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Bizen

Bizen

Bizen is a city of 40,000 made up of Yoshinaga, Hinase and the Bizen areas. Famous around the world for beautiful ceramics, t...

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Setouchi

Setouchi

A rural city with about 40,000 residents, Setouchi City is a new kid on the block in Okayama Prefecture. It consists of the t...

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Kurashiki

Kurashiki

Kurashiki City sits in the heart of Okayama Prefecture. With a population close to 500,000 people it makes for a city that ha...

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Niimi

Niimi

Niimi City has a population of about 34,000 and is located in the north part of the Prefecture.  Over the years smaller towns...

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Takahashi

Takahashi

Takahashi City is located between Niimi City in the northern part of Okayama Prefecture and Soja City which is just 40 minute...

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Soja

Soja

Soja City is about 40 minutes from downtown Okayama City. A city that is bordered by Okayama City, Kurashiki City and Takahas...

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Tsuyama

Tsuyama

Tsuyama City is located at the top of Okayama Prefecture bordering Tottori Prefecture and Hyogo Prefecture. Tsuyama has a ric...

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Upcoming Okayama Events

Toki Okamoto Exhibition

Toki Okamoto Exhibition

Kim

Toki Okamoto (1903-1986) was a Western-style painter from Kurashiki, who moved to Kobe and then Tokyo in 1920 to pursue his a...

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Meissen Zoo Exhibition

Meissen Zoo Exhibition

Kim

A special event taking place at the Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art looks into the world of Meissen porcelain, with a speci...

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Where to eat in Okayama

Inujima Museum Cafe

Inujima Museum Cafe

Bonson Lam

This lunch set is the pick of the bunch at the cafe, available for ¥‎1340, with it being located next to the ticket office an...

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Places to stay in Okayama

Latest Okayama Reports

Inujima

Inujima

Noro Randria

Inujima is one of the many islands of the Seto Inland Sea. Due to its small surface area, you can go all over the island by w...

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Korakuen Garden

Korakuen Garden

Leslie Taylor

Although there are many impressive gardens throughout Japan, few can match the design and beauty of Korakuen in Okayama City.

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About Okayama

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Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Chugoku
Island Honshu
Capital Okayama
Population 1,945,276
Area 7,114.62 sq. km

If you’re interested in Japanese culture but something other than temples and shrines, try Okayama Prefecture (岡山県, Okayama-ken) – although Kibitsu Shrine is still worth a visit. Better yet, Okayama is the least rainy prefecture, meaning bad weather won’t spoil your adventures.

The city of Kurashiki is known for the Bikan Historical Quarter, where buildings from the Edo and Meiji eras are still preserved, and the Ohara Museum, the country’s first Western art museum. Bitchu Matsuyama Castle is not only one of the oldest remaining castles, but also the castle with the highest elevation above sea level.

The Old Shizutani School, in use from 1673 to 1964, was Japan’s first public school and the only school to be designated a National Treasure. And finally, Koraku-en is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. 

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