Okayama Prefecture | Travel Guide
Okayama prefecture in the southwestern part of Japan’s main island might not be a typical destination for international tourists. It does have plenty to offer in terms of nature and history though. The most famous sight in the area is the Koraku-en, which is one of the three most beautiful Japanese landscape gardens in Japan. This travel guide will help you find other places to visit in Okayama!
Kurashiki is a historic city located in western Okayama Prefecture. The old merchant quarter contains many fine examples of 17th-century wooden warehouses painted white with traditional black tiles. There is a Japanese castle in Okayama, and art island Inujima.
Okayama originally developed as a castle town during the Edo Period (1603-1867). Okayama Castle, the Koraku-en Garden (one of the three major gardens in Japan), and a number of art museums and science museums are found here.
When it gets dark, Kurashiki's streets are gently enveloped by soft illumination, making the area enjoyable at night time as well. The Bikan Chiku area, which houses the Ohara Museum of Art and beautiful, historical buildings, is growing as one of the greatest tourist spots in the prefecture, a unique cultural city in Japan.
Great Seto Bridge
The Great Seto Bridge was completed in 1988, linking the islands of Honshu and Shikoku in Japan. It is part of the largest suspension bridge in the world, and the longest 2-tier bridge in the world.