An area filled with history starting with Koraku-en which is one of Japan’s Three Great Gardens and Bikan District
One of Japan’s Three Great Gardens. The huge garden exists in exquisite harmony with Okayama Castle.
Ohara Museum of Art
The first museum of art in Japan to display Western and contemporary art
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
A white walled area that integrates Japanese and Western styles while still retaining the Edo era townscape
Bicchu Matsuyama Castle
This mountain castle, with the only surviving keep in Japan, is a castle in the sky floating in a sea of clouds
Kurashiki Denim Street
A street with many shops selling denim made in Kojima, the birthplace of Japanese denim.
Kurashiki Ivy Square
The impressive 19th-century red brick factory covered in ivy
See the jet-black castle towering over Okayama Koraku-en Garden, one of Japan’s three great daimyo gardens
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Popular Food & Drink
Kibi Dango (Millet Dumplings)
This Okayama souvenir has deep-rooted popularity! It is a brand name sweet that has continued since the Edo Era when it found its fame through the old tale of Momotaro (Peach Boy)
Traditional Okayama sushi adorning a wonderful day. Seafood of the Seto Inland Sea and vegetables generously grace this dish
Distinctive yakisoba in a rich miso sauce that you will want to taste within the great nature of the plateau
Have your fill of the famous Okayama fish known as mamakari as sushi that is “…so tasty that you will want to go out and borrow some rice”
Sawara (Japanese Spanish Mackerel)
Greatly beloved by the people of Okayama Prefecture, sawara is said to be the treasure of the Seto Inland Sea, an area rich in the fruits of the sea.
These precious gems of fruits are available from early summer to autumn. High-grade grapes that are large and rich in sweet juice
The peaches of Okayama Prefecture with their smooth and white appearance that almost make them seem translucent. They have that luscious taste only to be found in summer
Okayama Prefecture’s proud demikatsudon has rich demiglace sauce draped over freshly deep-fried pork cutlet on rice
Tsuyama Hormon Udon
Tender and crunchy offal make a fine match with udon noodles!
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