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Japanese garden with large pond in the foreground and castle in the background

Korakuen Garden

When it comes to Japan's most beautiful gardens, Korakuen garden is regarded as one of the best, along with Kenrokuen in Kanazawa and Kairakuen in Mito.


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Takahashi Guide

Takahashi guide: Takahashi is a small castle town in the mountains of Okayama Prefecture. Highlights include Bitchu-Matsuyama Castle, Raikyuji Temple and Ishibiya-cho.

Uno Port

To reach Naoshima and the other art islands in the Seto inland sea, you'll probably need to go through Uno Port.

La baie d'Ushimado vue depuis le jardin des oliviers


Ushimado is a quiet charming resort town in the city of Setouchi in Okayama Prefecture. It faces the Seto Inland Sea and its string of islets.

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Nagi Museum Of Contemporary Art

Nagi Museum Of Contemporary Art (Nagi MOCA) was designed as a collaboration between the architect, Arata Isozaki, and the artists who created the works specifically for the museum.

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Katsuyama Noren Guide

Katsuyama guide: Katsuyama is a small town in Okayama Prefecture, now famous for its artistic noren curtains by Yoko Kano.

Shizutani School Okayama

Shizutani School, in rural Okayama Prefecture, is known as Japan's first public school for commoners, as well as being among the first in the world.

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Honjima Guide

Honjima: read a guide to Honjima in the Inland Sea, an island home to a number of Edo Period buildings once occupied by the Shiwaku Suigun.

Tourists take a boat trip to Kurashiki.


A preserved old merchant town, pretty Kurashiki's historic warehouses, have been converted into museums, boutiques and restaurants.

Okayama Castle

On the heights of Okayama stands a large castle with a tumultuous history, the "crow castle" Okayama-jo.

Korakuen Garden

When it comes to Japan's most beautiful gardens, Korakuen Garden is regarded as one of the best, along with Kenrokuen in Kanazawa and Kairakuen in Mito!

Kibi Bike Path

Kibi Bike Path in Okayama is a 16 km long, east-west bicycle route through rural Japan from Bizenichinomiya Station to Soja Station and is an easy half day cycle.

Tsuyama Castle

Tsuyama Castle: Tsuyama Castle in Okayama Prefecture, now in ruins, is often considered the greatest of Edo era castles and certainly the most over-fortified.

Bizen-yaki Pottery

Bizen-yaki Pottery Okayama

Bizen-yaki Pottery 備前焼: Japan has a long association with pottery, going back about ten and a half thousand years to the Jomon period of Japanese history - and that association is still very vibran

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Ohara Museum of Art

Ohara Museum of Art: read a guide to the world-class Ohara Museum of Art in Kurashiki, founded by local textile entrepreneur Ohara Magosaburo (1880-1943).

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Bitchu Matsuyama Castle

Bitchu Matsuyama Castle: read a guide to Bitchu Matsuyama Castle in Okayama, the highest castle in Japan.