CHUGOKU

Okayama
岡山

With the Castle visible Garden:

Okayama City is the prefectural seat of Okayama Prefecture, Chugoku region, famous for the cultivation of fruits due to its warm climate from its location facing the Seto Inland Sea and the well-known Korakuen Garden. Also, there is a unique festival that naked men struggle for only two talisman sticks in a temple.

Access and Getting Around

Okayama City is a station of the Sanyo Shinkansen, it is as important as Himeji City as the basic city of the Seto Inland Sea, it is convenient to get by car or train.

By train

45 minutes from Shin Osaka Station to Okayama Station by the Sanyo Shinkansen with frequent services. 35 minutes from Hiroshima Station by the Sanyo Shinkansen with frequent services.

By plane

Flights from Tokyo Haneda, Sapporo, Okinawa, Seoul and Shanghai to Okayama Airport are available. It takes 30 minutes from Okayama Airport to Okayama Station by bus.

By car

2 hours 30 minutes from Osaka Station; 2 hours 10 minutes from Hiroshima Station.

Okayama

Features

Okayama Korakuen Garden

-Historic Sites 

Korakuen Garden is adjacent to Okayama Castle, and there are Enyoutei which was a living room of the Daimyo,a noh (talent) stage, a pond, a plum grove, and a tea plantation.There are grasses planted which is unusual for a Japanese garden.The bright atmosphere is different from other....

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The Naked Festival

-Festivals 

It is a festival of magnificent customs to be held in Saidai-ji Temple of Okayama City on third Saturday of February every year.Thousands of naked men who come from the whole country gather to struggle for only two talisman sticks ”shingi”(it is said that it is lucky to hold it in hand) thrown by a priest from the in hall of the Buddhist temple at 10:00 mid-night,which is unique festival.If you ar...

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Inujima-seirenjo Art Museum

-Culture 

It is an art museum on Inujima Island of around ten minutes from the Okayama Port by ship.The museum was made with the remains of an ancient structure of the laboratory of copper-making,and as it were, the wall of the brickwork, the high chimney, the stone wall and the building all togetherlook like artworks, which makes it mysterious....

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Accommodation around Okayama

Links

Okayama Visitors & Convention Association

Okayama Prefectural Tourism Federation

 

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