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Okayama

Home of Momotaro and Koraku-en garden

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Okayama Doppo Beer

Okayama Doppo Beer

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Okayama City micro-brewer Doppo Beer makes a great selection of beer for all seasons. Muscat, peach, dark and white chocolate plus..

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Shopping in Okayama

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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 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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