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400 Years of European Painting

400 Years of European Painting

Jul 9th - Aug 29th

The Tokyo Fuji Museum is located in Hachioji, Tokyo, and it is home to approximately 30,000 works of art from various genres. A..

Hokubō Cosmos Festival

Hokubō Cosmos Festival

Sunday - Oct 10th

On the second Sunday in October, a colorful cosmos festival takes place at the Hokubo Cosmos Square in Maniwa City, Okayama Prefecture...

2 Free
Niimi City Samurai Parade

Niimi City Samurai Parade

Mid Oct

Niimi City Samurai Parade a 300 year tradition that is celebrated every year on October 15th. A festival that brings the locals..

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Pfft Cat Cafe, Okayama

Pfft Cat Cafe, Okayama

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Pet and play with beautiful pure breed cats, drink juice and eat delicious snacks in the luxurious surroundings of this parlour..


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About Okayama

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Chugoku
Island Honshu
Capital Okayama City
Population 1,945,276
Area 7,114.62 km²

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. 

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