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Okayama is calling! Discover its gardens, temples, hiking, and more.

Explore the historic area of Okayama—gardens, biking trails, and popular sights like Korakuen Garden.

Where to stay in Okayama

Oriental Museum

Kita Ward

5/5Exceptional!(23 area reviews)

While visiting Kita Ward, you might make a stop by sights like Korakuen Garden and Hokai-in Temple.

Kita Ward
Okayama

Naka Ward

If you're spending some time in Naka Ward, Parade Hill Park and Busshin-ji Temple are top sights worth seeing.

Naka Ward

Top Hotels in Okayama

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Maira
Hotel Maira
3 out of 5
8-16, Nishiki-machi, Kita-ku, Okayama, Okayama-ken
The price is $37 per night

Located in Kita Ward, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aeon Mall Okayama, Orient Museum, and Hayashibara Museum of Art. Okayama Prefectural Museum of ...

4.2/5Very Good! (690 reviews)

"Directions (provided by hotel) from train station to hotel were not clear, if not helpful. “Breakfast included “ was exaggerated - only coffee/other drinks and a few pre-packaged breads were offered. Adult-films TV channels were readily available when this hotel presented itself as a family friendly ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Hotel Maira
ANA Crowne Plaza Okayama
ANA Crowne Plaza Okayama
4 out of 5
15-1 Ekimoto-machi, Kita-ku, Okayama, Okayama-ken
The price is $53 per night

Located in Kita Ward, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Notre Dame Seishin University, Korakuen Garden, and Okayama University. Aeon Mall Okayama and Momotaro ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (949 reviews)

"Great staff,great breakfast. We forgot something at the hotel when we left. We called it in a day later they found it and mailed it to our next hotel quickly. Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2020

ANA Crowne Plaza Okayama
Hotel Abest Grande Okayama
Hotel Abest Grande Okayama
3 out of 5
1-8-5 Ekimae-cho Kita-ku, Okayama, Okayama
The price is $47 per night

Located in Kita Ward, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Momotaro Statue and Korakuen Garden. Okayama University is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away. Okayama Station ...

4.2/5Excellent! (406 reviews)

"Out of my expectations. Excellent facilities. Decend breakfasts selections. Awesome public baths. Close to station."…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Hotel Abest Grande Okayama

Popular places to visit in Okayama

Okayama University
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Okayama University

4.5/5(6 reviews)

A dynamically modern university, resolutely open to the whole world, occupies a set of campus buildings scattered near Okayama’s downtown.

Korakuen Garden
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Korakuen Garden

5/5(24 reviews)

Tradition and innovation mingle in a remarkable riverside landscaped space, founded in the 17th century and considered one of Japan’s best gardens.

Aeon Mall Okayama
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Aeon Mall Okayama

4.5/5(16 reviews)

One of Western Japan’s biggest shopping malls has over 350 shops, restaurants and more, just a few steps from the train station.

Okayama Castle
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Okayama Castle

4.5/5(27 reviews)

Try on a kimono or attempt to sculpt some Bizen pottery while you tour an accurate reconstruction of Kyushu’s famous “crow castle.”

Kibitsu Shrine
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Kibitsu Shrine

4/5(7 reviews)

Kibitsu-zukuri style architecture has an excellent example in is this sprawling temple complex considered the origin of the Momotaro story.

Ujo Park
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Ujo Park

Explore the great outdoors at Ujo Park, a lovely green space in Okayama. Discover the area's festivals and temples.

Top things to do in Okayama

Naoshima Guided Tour with Train Ticket from Hiroshima
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Naoshima Guided Tour with Train Ticket from Hiroshima

$472
Per adult
Seto Inland Sea Chartered Luxury Catamaran Yacht Excursions
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Seto Inland Sea Chartered Luxury Catamaran Yacht Excursions

$1,348
Per adult

Reviews of Okayama

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good 35%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 17, 2019

We had a great time in Okayama. We liked the castle and the korakuen.

5/5 - Excellent

Kay

Apr 16, 2019

After visiting the beautiful korakoen garden and castle, visit the nearby museum, visit the famous Kojima Jeans Street, take a ride on the Seto Ohashi bridge, walk around Kurashiki area. Take a day trip to the art island Naoshima.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 12, 2019

It's a place to visit. Go Momotaro.

5/5 - Excellent

Kristin

Feb 16, 2019

I recommend making a trip to Fukiya Furusato Village!! Also, there's a great Kanten jelly shop called Kanten Papa that I love that has a branch in Okayama City.

4/5 - Good

ChrisWells

Feb 4, 2019

Okayama as a city is unremarkable (a typically post-War Japanese semi-industrial city). It has a wonderful park (Korakuen), a nice (reconstructed) castle and many interesting nearby areas of interest (especially in the Bizen--if you can find them.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 27, 2018

Okayama city is much bigger than I expected. Traffic was heavy to get out the town .

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