Welcome to Okayama Prefecture! This region is blessed with minimal rain and a mild climate earning it the nickname “Land of Sunshine.” Located along the Seto Inland Sea in the Chugaku Region, Okayama is also known across the country for its delicious fruit, particularly grapes and white peaches. Okayama is also closely associated with the folklore hero Momotaro—The Peach Boy. The prefectural capital, Okayama City, holds an annual Momotaro Festival. Being one of Japan’s transportation hubs in the Western area, Okayama is very conveniently located just 1 hour from Kyoto and about 35 minutes from Hiroshima by Shinkansen.

Destinations

Okayama is widely recognized for its capital, Okayama City—an important transportation hub and home to one of the three best landscape gardens, Korakuen Garden. Also, just 15 minutes west of Okayama City, Kurashiki is visited by many due to its beautiful views and nicely preserved old canal area.

Okayama City

Iconic garden, transportation hub, Edo townscape

Kurashiki

City with beautifully preserved canal area

Bitchu-Takahashi

Home to samurai residences and merchant houses in the Edo period

We arrange a wide array of meal choices for you, from Japanese traditional set meals, all you can eat, to local and seasonal specialties. Join us in exploring the taste of Japan!

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Different regions have their own traditional recipes and agricultural farming system. Many of the regional dishes can only be tasted in the original area they came from.

Barazushi

This appetizingly colorful dish is made by mixing rice and marinated seafood in vinegar and topped with a variety of ingredients cooked individually on mixed rice. It is packed with ingredients mostly produced locally such as bamboo shoots, fish, eel, or shrimp. Barazushi is known as a celebratory dish and is commonly associated with hospitality. (Image via Explore Okayama)

Fruit Parfait

Okayama the sunny country is the top producer of a wide variety of fruits. Many of Okayama’s hotels, cafes, and restaurants offer a wide variety of parfaits topped with seasonal fruits such as muscat grapes, pione grapes, and white peaches. Made with layers of creamy soft-serve ice cream, fruit jellies, whipped cream, and sponge cake topped with freshly cut fruit, Okayama’s parfaits are quite healthy and exceedingly decadent. (Image via Explore Okayama)

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Experience

Whether this is your first time visiting, or returning, make sure to participate in these unique activities, that cannot be done elsewhere!

Fruit Picking

Fruit Picking

Earning the top spot for production volume of grapes and white peaches, Okayama offers fruit picking experience at few farms such as Tomomien Fruit Farm, Kubo Fruit Farm, Yoshii Farm, and Mimasaka Farm. Visitors are invited to pick the fruits and eat them on the spot. Season and farms are varied. Reservation is required.

Jeans Making

Founded in 1962, this museum shop is operated by jeans manufacturer Betty Smith. As the only jeans museum in Japan, it does not only introduce visitors to the jeans-manufacturing process but also allows visitors to work in the museum’s workshop customizing their own pair of jeans by attaching their choice of parts (buttons, rivets, etc) as well as to try their hand at making mobile phone straps (fee required. (Image via Explore Okayama)

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Recommended Hotels

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ANA Crowne Plaza Okayama

Hotel Granvia Okayama

Mitsui Garden Hotel Okayama

Okayama Washington Hotel Plaza

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