If you’re interested in Japanese culture but something other than temples and shrines, try Okayama Prefecture (岡山県, Okayama-ken) – although Kibitsu Shrine is still worth a visit. Better yet, Okayama is the least rainy prefecture, meaning bad weather won’t spoil your adventures.
The city of Kurashiki is known for the Bikan Historical Quarter, where buildings from the Edo and Meiji eras are still preserved, and the Ohara Museum, the country’s first Western art museum. Bitchu Matsuyama Castle is not only one of the oldest remaining castles, but also the castle with the highest elevation above sea level.
The Old Shizutani School, in use from 1673 to 1964, was Japan’s first public school and the only school to be designated a National Treasure. And finally, Koraku-en is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan.
On the second Sunday in October, a colorful cosmos festival takes place at the Hokubo Cosmos Square in Maniwa City, Okayama Prefecture...
Niimi City Samurai Parade a 300 year tradition that is celebrated every year on October 15th. A festival that brings the locals..
Okayama's Kurashiki Autumn Festival - A day roaming amongst goddesses and demons
Okayama City Gourmet Bar Hop offers food and drinks that even the locals may not be aware of. Get ready to tantalise your tastebuds..
The Setouchi region of Japan is home to some of Japan's top luxurious resorts. The seaside and islands are so conveniently aligned..