Okayama Things to Do

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  • 1. Korakuen Garden

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Now here's one of those all too rare havens from the outside world Overlooked by the Black Castle one can wander around this larger than normal setting. Yes there's a lot of open space but as you wind...

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  • 2. Kibiji District (Kibi Plains)

    Kibitsuhiko Shrine is dedicated to Prince Kibitsuhiko-no-mikoto, who is known for being the heroine of the tale that, over time, became the famous tale of Momotaro! The main shrine was rebuilt in...

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  • 3. Okayama Castle

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Okayama Castle is a beautiful black castle located next to the lovely Asahi River which was once its moat. Because of its black colour Okayama Castle is also called Ujo or Crow Castle. Okayama Castle...

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  • 4. Saidaiji Eyo (Hadaka Matsuri)

    The Saidaiji Eyo is the largest, most famous, and possibly original hadaka matsuri (Naked Man Festival) in Japan! It's held on the third Saturday in February, the coldest month of the year! It began...

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  • 5. Handayama Botanical Garden

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Handayama Botanical Garden is one of the many options in Okayama for those who like flowers and gardens. It was designed to have something blooming in all seasons of the year, and the layout is...

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  • 6. Okayama Orient Museum

    The Okayama Orient Museum is a really nice museum featuring artifacts from the Middle East. Most of the artifacts are from Persia (Iran) and Syria, but many nations are represented. The artifacts...

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  • 7. The Asahi River

    Hideie, the son of the feudal lord who had started building Okayama Castle, diverted the Asahi River to form a moat around Okayama Castle . The moat made the...

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  • 8. Yagui no Miya

    This is one of the sites in the Kibi Plains (Kibiji District) related to the legend of Prince Kibitsuhiko-no-Mikoto (the tale that the famous folktale Momotaro...

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  • 9. Kibiji Literary Museum

    The Kibiji Literary Museum features exhibits related to writers, authors, and poets from Okayama Prefecture. For those who are familiar with Japanese authors...

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  • 10. Okayama Gokoku Shrine

    Gokoku Shrines can be found throughout the nation. They are in fact "national shrines" and they all have the same purpose; to pray for those who have died in...

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  • 11. Busshinji Temple

    Busshinji Temple was built in 1714 by the wishes of Ikeda Tsunamasa's sister. The Ikeda crest is located on the temple's roof tiles. The temple's garden is...

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  • 12. RSK Rose Garden

    The RSK Rose Garden features a large number of roses blooming from the end of May through November. Other flowering plants can also be found in the garden, like...

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  • 13. Ruins of Takamatsu Castle

    Sometimes called the Ruins of Takamatsujo Castle in order to distinguish it from the more well-known Takamatsu Castle in Takamatsu City, while not much remains...

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  • 14. Pfft! Cat Cafe

    I considered making this a restaurant tip, since cat cafes are "cafes", but nobody comes for the food/drinks, so I decided to make it a "thing to do" because...

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  • 15. Former Ashimori Merchant House

    The former Ashimori Clan merchant house was a place where soy sauce was produced from the Edo Period until around the mid-20th Century. It was also a residence....

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  • 16. Former Ashimori Samurai Residence

    During the Edo Period, this was the home of Sugihara from the Ashimori Clan who ruled Bit'chu Province. He was the chief retainer of the Ashimori. Today you can...

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  • 17. Okayama Digital Museum

    The Okayama Digital Museum is often described as an Okayama history museum, and indeed one of the goals of the museum is to foster pride and educate people...

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  • 18. Saidaiji Temple

    Saidaiji Temple was originally built in the 8th century by Anryu Shonin after having a vision of a god with a rhinocerous horn telling him to build the Kannon...

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  • 19. Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art

    The Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art is museum that tries to feature art from artists who came from Okayama Prefecture or artists whose art is connected to...

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  • 20. Hokai-in Temple

    Hokai-in Temple is a little-known temple in Okayama. The temple's Hondo dates back to 1855. At the entrance to the temple is the Nitenmon Gate, built in the Edo...

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  • 21. Yumeji Art Museum

    Yumeji Takehisa was an Okayama native born in 1884 most known for his paintings of bijin (beautiful women). He did not have any formal education in art or...

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  • 22. Tokoen Garden

    Tokoen was built sometime at the beginning of the 17th century and has remained here since that time, making it the oldest garden in Okayama. It was built as a...

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  • 23. Okayama Prefectural Museum

    The Okayama Prefectural Museum is a great museum with a variety of ancient artifacts from throughout the prefecture. Much of modern Okayama was once part of the...

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  • 24. Hayashibara Museum of Art

    The museum building was originally part of the Ninomaru annex of Okayama Castle and was used as a guesthouse in the Edo Period. During the Meiji Period, Lord...

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  • 25. Hiruzen-kogen

    Hiruzen is located in the northern part of Okayama Prefecture. It is the plateau spot of the quasi-national park. There are the rows of poplar trees of and...

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