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Okayama

Home of Momotaro and Koraku-en garden

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Aya Cafe Uno

Aya Cafe Uno

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More like a grandmother’s house than a commercial café, it is a potpourri of different tables and chairs, of Russian dolls and..

Inujima Cafe Walk 9

Inujima Cafe Walk

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Inujima is a near deserted island off the south coast of Okayama Prefecture, whose population had decreased from three thousand..

Uki Cafe

Uki Cafe

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One of the challenges of staying at Inujima is the lack of dining options after dark, with the Museum Café closing at 4pm. The..

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Discover more about the best spots in the county town of Okayama and satisfy all your shopping needs.

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Okayama  Korakuen Garden

Okayama Korakuen Garden

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With the Kenrokuen garden located in Kanazawa and the Kairakuen garden in the department of Mito, Korakuen shares the title of the..

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About Okayama

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, 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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