Okayama, in Okayama, is a city that some 650,000 people call home.
From Okayama, Kobe is 75 miles (121 kilometers) to the east from here while Hiroshima is 85 miles (137 kilometers) to the west.
No visit to Okayama would be complete without a trip to the Ohara Museum of Art or the Hayashibara Museum of Art. Stroll around and savor the quiet atmosphere or find a guide to better understand the artistic displays.
To see the cultural side of Okayama, explore one of the local local museums. For intriguing collections, head to the Betty Smith Jeans Museum and Shimotsui Shipping Agent Museum. The most popular museum here, however, is the Oriental Museum.
Korakuen Garden and Washuzan Hill are ideal spots when it’s time to take a break and enjoy and enjoy some serenity. Taking the time to smell the flowers and mingle with locals in these parks will ensure your visit to Okayama leaves a lasting and leafy impression.
Don’t miss the chance to visit the wonderful forts and castles in the area. The Okayama Castle, a local landmark, reflects how rulers lived here with their families and defended their townships from plunderers and thieves.
Nature lovers will be pleased to discover that the area also has some larger ecological parks where families can enjoy picturesque landscapes and interesting flora and fauna. Take a long walk in Tsusen-en Garden National Park and savor being away from the paved streets.
Slip back through the mists of time at Bikan Historical Area; one of the most-loved remnants of days gone by in Okayama. After your visit, take a photo and learn about the history that makes it so important.
Bring the whole family to Washuzan Highland, the perfect place to let your hair down with the children. Don't pass up the opportunity to visit this whacky and educational attraction, offering a great day out for children big and small.
Okayama offers local botanical gardens where you can slow down and relax among many plant species. Factor in enough time to learn about the wide range of plants in the area.
If you’ve still got time to spare after visiting all the great attractions the Okayama area, make sure you pop over to the Achi Shrine, the Momotaro Statue and the Kibitsu Shrine.